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Difficult to root/green cuttings


 

Green/Hard To Root  Cuttings

For cuttings that are either green or hard to get roots growing I have developed a method that works very well, in fact I have a friend who lives in a colder area that  uses this method only to get all his cuttings growing.

Add 3 to 4cm of mix to the bottom of the pot and wet it thoroughly then place a thin layer of 5mm bluestone/hailstone over it so that it is just covered. Place the cutting on top of this so that it does not contact the mix then fill the pot with more bluestone/hailstone.

The cutting senses the moisture and will start to send out roots to look for it but cannot rot as the water is below the cutting, once leaves develop you can re-pot the cutting or place it in the ground. I also use this method when I do cuttings in the colder months as well as when I bulk root cuttings.

5mm Hail Stone/Small Bluestone     Bulk Rooting With This Method