Q: Hi Dave!
I was wondering if I am able to take cuttings from my plants and make clones to produce more peppers? I have a few special plants that I would love to keep going, because I would like to sell some chiles locally. Can you help me?
Thank you so much in advance,
A: Hello Cesar:
To reproduce pepper plants from cuttings, with a sterile knife cut a non-woody branch section with at least six leaves. Just above the end of the cutting, make a shallow incision in what is now the stem. Dip the end of the cutting in a rooting hormone powder such as
Rootone to just above the incision and place it in a rooting medium such as vermiculite in plastic cell packs. The best results occur when the cuttings are gently misted. Some cuttings will likely die, but some will take root. Check them periodically and when a cutting has formed a root ball, it can be transplanted.