How can I propagate an English ivy?

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How can I propagate an English ivy?

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An English ivy (Hedera helix) can be propagated by stem cuttings.  Using a sharp knife, cut off 4- to 5-inch-long shoots.  Pinch off the leaves on the bottom portion of the cuttings.  Dip the cut ends in a rooting hormone.  Then root the cuttings in perlite or coarse sand.  Insert the bottom 1 to 1½ inches of the cuttings in the rooting medium.  Moisten the rooting medium.  To reduce the loss of water from the cuttings during the rooting process, place a clear plastic bag over the cuttings and container.  Cuttings can also be rooted in flats covered with clear plastic domes.  Next place the cuttings in a well-lit location (but not in direct sun).  Keep the rooting medium moist throughout the rooting period.  The cuttings should root in 6 to 8 weeks.  When the cuttings have developed good root systems, remove them from the rooting medium and pot them up.  

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