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Aug 04, Growing bottle trees from cuttings is a little more challenging than growing them from seeds, but it can be done.
Handle your cuttings carefully, avoiding the node.
Take the cuttings from small branches on a mature tree during the dry season. This helps prevent excess loss of nutrients and moisture from the parent treeclearing.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. How to Propagate Bottlebrush Plants From Cuttings Step 1. Cut 6-inch branch sections from the tips of an actively growing bottlebrush. Take cuttings in the summer for Step 2. Pinch or clip the leaves off of the bottom one-half of the cutting. Use clippers or sharp fingernails to pinch Step 3.
Bottlebrush trees grow best from semi-hardwood cuttings, which are gathered in mid- to late summer after the current seasons' growth has ripened but not fully hardened.
Water through the winter when the soil feels dry under your fingers.