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Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:15 pm
by LittleChili
Is it possible to grow Chilli Plants from Cuttings? I did not get as many Hot Orange Plants as I was hoping for, so as I topped one of my plants today I decided to just place the cut of top in a glass of water to see if it's possible to root it. What do you guys think? Have you tried it or seen it done? 

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Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:45 am
by iDan
I read you need a 45 degree cut and maybe some rooting compound, gel or powder. I may try this myself soon!

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:24 pm
by LittleChili
Look at this! It's rooting! Tiny roots, but It looks like more roots are on their way. I change the water every now and then. I will let them continue with their rooting on the Window Sill. :-)

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Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 7:48 pm
by LittleChili
The Cutting has really been growing a lot of new roots.

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Decided to plant it today.

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It's now in a pot, and my plan is to pay attention to it so it gets enough watering over the next days. Lets hope that it will be enough for this to settle as a new Chilli Plant. :)

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Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 6:30 pm
by LittleChili
Planting the Cutting was a success! :-) :-) The Chilli Plant has a lot of new leaves coming and is growing fast. 

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Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 5:28 pm
by FlatFarmer
This is very good news for me. I think that i will try the same thing with one of my plants.

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 11:52 pm
by heatherdarko
I've heard of this being done with tomato suckers as well! Can't wait to see future updates from everyone.


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Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 6:31 pm
by LittleChili
heatherdarko wrote:I've heard of this being done with tomato suckers as well! Can't wait to see future updates from everyone. Image


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Yes and I have seen that in a post on this forum (probably in the tomato section). That's where I got the idea to try it on my chilli plant. :-) I have two more chilli cuttings in a glass of water right now. Hoping that the season will be long enough for them to produce chillis even though they are getting a slight delay compared to the other plants.

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 6:26 am
by heatherdarko
A much better head start than from seed!


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Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 12:10 pm
by Sanna
It's really a great way to speed up the process! :-) This post reminded me to update the Tomatoes from Cutting topic with a picture. Here is the link to that post: How to grow Tomatoes from Cuttings

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:19 pm
by LittleChili
The Cutting Chilli Plant is thriving! It has Flowers already = at the same time as the Mother Plant from which I took the Cutting!

This is how the roots looked when I transplanted it last week:
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And here is a picture of the Plant:
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Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:15 am
by LittleChili
Me and my friend transplanted another Chilli Plant rooted from a cut of Chilli Plant top today. Look at these roots! 

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Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:44 pm
by Ava R.
Did you put rooting hormone on it?

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:51 am
by LittleChili
No rooting hormone used here. Just the Cutting and a Glass of Water. 

This Plant is looking very good now. It has several Flowers and some Chillis coming and is a nice and compact Plant. 

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:31 pm
by Ava R.
Does anyone use honey as rooting hormone? I have read that it works!

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:49 am
by Ava R.
I topped my bell pepper plants and I already have lots of bells coming! Great idea to top plants! Cinnamon works best with succulents and tomatoes.

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:51 am
by Ava R.
Once all my Thai Hots stop flowering I will try this. With my Jalapeño too!

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:33 pm
by LittleChili
Picked some Hot Orange Chillis from this Plant today. They look great and I'm Saving Seeds from these two Hot Orange Chillies:

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Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:13 pm
by Sanna
Is this Plant (from cuttings) growing as tall as the "regular" plants from the same variety? What's your general recommendation? Like.. would you recommend to start 3 plants from 3 seeds, or  start 1 plant from seed and then take 2 plants from cuttings? It seems like cuttings saves some time and work in the repotting process?

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:34 pm
by Ava R.
How sunny was the windowsill? I am trying this with my Thai Hots and it doesn't seem to be working. Was the water cold or hot? 

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:31 am
by LittleChili
This plant was not growing quite as tall as the other plants, but it dit get a lot of Chillies. I can for sure recommend cuttings as a good way to start a second or a third plant from the same variety.

I started my cutting quite late in the spring, so season was perfect and very sunny. I had it in room temperature in a window sill. Water was room temperatured and I changed the water every third day or so. How long have you waited Ava? 

Re: Growing Chilli Plants from Cuttings?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:09 pm
by Ava R.
I just now finished up school final tests so I haven't got the time to do this. I have taken a cutting today and placed it in 75% filtered water and 25% tap water. I placed it in the sunniest windowsill in my house. Thanks!