Rooting mediums, such as soil, sand and peat moss, help a plant stem, leaf or root cutting to grow roots, creating a new, viable plant. Many plants may also require a growth hormone, and an additional heat source to root... More »

Rooting hormone helps plant cuttings develop into new specimens. The supplies required to make homemade rooting hormone are young willow branches, hot water, a bucket, a large lidded jar, masking tape, a slotted spoon, a... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes

After digging a hole for a new plant, remove half the soil and replace it with compost, peat moss or humus. Then, mix 1 cup of Holly Tone into the amended soil before placing the plant in the hole. More »

Spanish moss does not require soil to grow nor does it have roots. It is a perennial plant with small blue-green flowers, but is most notable for its 2-inch leaves and stems that hang from and cover some trees. Most ofte... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers

To transplant an orchid, remove the plant from its original pot, brush the excess potting medium from the roots, and trim any damaged roots. Keep the rhizome of the orchid clear when repotting, and bury the rest or the r... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers

Root rosebush clippings by taking them as the plant enters the dormant season, dipping the stem in rooting hormone, sticking the plant directly into the soil, and keeping the soil moist until roots form. The new rosebush... More »

How often begonias require water depends on many factors, including the season, the potting medium used, the plant's location (indoors or outdoors) and the color of the soil, according to the American Begonia Society More »