4 Methods for Propagating Lavender Plants


These beautiful blooms are loved by pollinators, have a soothing scent that can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, and so much more. Follow along to see the 4 methods to propagate your existing lavender plants  .

Root Cuttings in Water

Take a 6-inch cutting from healthy, new growth. Remove the lower leaves, and place in a jar with water. Place in a sunny space.

Change water every 4-5 days. After the roots form in a few weeks, plant in soil or the garden when the temperatures warm up.

Root Cuttings in Soil

Take a 6-inch cutting from new growth, remove lower leaves, scrape stem, dip in hormone, and plant 2 inches deep in half vermiculite or perlite and half peat moss mix. Cover with plastic, root in 2-4 weeks.

Place in sun, water when dry, feed weekly. Plant the rooted lavender cutting in a larger container with potting soil mix or in a garden bed once the outdoor temperatures are warm.

Plants Propagating Themselves

Lavender is a woody perennial and can propagate itself when one of its branches makes contact with the ground and forms roots. Gently bend a lavender branch to the ground and pin it down.

The pinned lavender branch should root within a month or two. Cut the branch off the parent plant and transplant it into the garden once you see the roots.


This method takes time but is easy and very successful. In the spring, cover the old lavender plant with soil. Make sure the new buds are showing just above the soil.

By the following spring, each lavender stem should have new roots in the hilled-up soil. The entire subshrub can now be dug up and divided, with each rooted stem being planted to produce a new plant.

For more on lavender propagation and when the right timing, visit the blog.

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