How to take cuttings from rosemary

It’s usually best to take cutting in late autumn or early winter.

  1. Cut a 2 inch stem for new growth on a well established plant. Snip off the bottom leaves rather than pull them off.
  2. Dip the bottom tip into a hormone rooting powder.
  3. Pop the cutting carefully in a pot of dampened peat moss and perlite. Spray the cuttings with a mist of water.

Your new cutting may even take root if you leave it in a glass of water on a sunny windowsill.

The cuttings will take about 2­ to 3 weeks to root. You can check if the plant has taken root by gently tugging at the plant, but be careful not to dislodge the plant if it isn’t ready yet!