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How to grow rosemary from cutting

Gardening is the best part to spend time with family members. If you have a hobby to plant different plants at home then planting a rosemary plant is one of the listed plants.

Rosemary is a perennial herb that grows up to a height up to 4 feet tall depending upon the variety. Rosemary is not use used as a food but also as ornamental purposes. Rosemary is easy to grow and care about.

It does not require a lot of care to grow. If you are a food lover then you may have added rosemary to your food to make taste better. Here you will learn how to grow rosemary from cutting in detail. Before moving forward let's discuss types of rosemary plants.

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    Rosemary plant

    Rosemary is a small evergreen plant (Perennial herb) that gives good taste in food. This plant is flourished from Europe and widely grown in a warm moderate climate.

    Rosemary attracts bee but resistant for many insects. It is used to increase memory power. It belongs to the mint family. You can add rosemary leaves in different food items. It makes the taste better than usual.

    Types of Rosemary

    There are different types of rosemary plants. Discussing the types it is better to classify them according to habitat nature and flavor. Here I have included some of the best rosemary varieties.

    1.Arp Rosemary

    Arp Rosemary is the hardest blue leaves plant. It is used as a flavor in the kitchen at most of the house.

    This plant is also used as an ornamental purpose. However, this plant leaves is delicious and can resist the cold region too.

    2.Prostrate Rosemary

    Prostrate rosemary is a type of variety that has climbing properties. It is mostly grown in a hanging basket.

    It is mostly used for decoration of the house. It is warm-climate varieties and requires proper sunlight to grow.

    3.Common Rosemary

    Common rosemary is common as it is used for cooking purposes. It is up straight plant that grows up to 2-4 feet tall.

    It should expose in full sunlight and need to maintain proper drainage of soil with dry soil.

    4.Salem Rosemary

    Salem Rosemary is a straight plant that has blue color leaves. It can be used for decoration as well as decoration purposes. It can grow up to 1-3 feet.

    It requires proper sunlight and good drainage system with moderate temperature.

    These are the types of rosemary plants that you can easily grow according to the climatic status of your region. Some of the varieties are for decoration purposes.

    How to Grow Rosemary from cutting

    Rosemary plant at home

    Rosemary is an average growing plant that does not require much effort to care. Although there are some conditions that should meet to grow rosemary without any problems.

    Here you will get all the steps to grow rosemary at home from cutting. Let's begin with a step.

    Step 1:

    You can buy a rosemary plant at the nursery. You can also ask your friend if they have a root quality rosemary plant.

    Cut the rosemary steam measure about 8 inches with scissors. Then remove the half(about 4 inches) leaves from cutting steam. Use the knife or other sharp instrument to cut the base part of steam.

    If you do not remove leaves then it starts to rot plant instead of growing. Make the base part thinner with a knife to grow root faster than usual.

    Step 2:

    To get a better result from cutting I personally recommend keeping plant into the water until it germinates root in it. Take a glass and filled half with water and plant in it.

    Make sure water should not touch the leaves a part of the plant. Replace the water in a week. It starts to germinate root around  4-5 weeks. If you find root about 2 inches then you can transplant the plant into the soil.

    Step 3:

    Prepare the soil in the soil with 2-3 of course sand and fertilizer. Then plant straight into the soil. Do not place the plant where it gets direct sunlight over a long period of time.

    Water them regularly with the proper drainage system. Using fertilizer is not compulsory but you can add fertilizer in an interval of a month. You can harvest leaves for a long time as it is a perennial plant.

    These are the step to grow rosemary plants from cuttings. If you follow these steps then you can easily grow plants at home.

    Benefit of rosemary


    1. How long does it take to grow rosemary?

    -Rosemary takes about 20-25 days to germinate from seed. But if you want to know from cutting then it takes 15 days to germinate. That is why people mostly grow rosemary in water until it starts to germinate roots.

    2. How to save a dying rosemary plant?

    -There are different reason rosemary plant starts dying due to lack of water, direct sunlight, and excessive supply of water. To control the plant from dying, you can touch the soil to find out the status of soil whether it is dry or moist.

    Place the plant where it gets indirect sunlight. These are the ways how you can save a dying rosemary plant.

    3. How much rosemary is safe to eat?

    -According to the research, the herb is always good for health. But in case of daily intake, you can have 4-6 grams of rosemary leaves which are considered good for health.


    Here you learn to grow rosemary plants at home with simple easy steps. If you follow the above-mentioned steps then you can easily grow rosemary plant from cutting.

    After reading these articles you will able to know what is rosemary plants, its types, and ways to care for rosemary plants at home in an easy way.
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