Growing Petunias from cuttings
Hello, I saved some of my potted petunias this fall and they are sitting in the garage. They are of the spreading variety, a raspberry swirl and one that is almost a black color. I've tried twice now to take some cuttings and root them and I don't seem to be doing very well.
The first attempt was to root them in water and that failed miserably as they simply died in the water. I did use TakeRoot on them on that occasion. The second attempt was to simply cut them and put them into pots with miracle grow potting mix in them. I watered them well and have been spritzing their leaves ever day but have not watered them any further because the soil has been damp. The are sitting on a shelf on a south facing window. They also look to be failing as well.
I still have enough plant left to take cuttings, but probably only for one more go around so this is my last chance. I'm thinking about changing to using the starter mix that I use for seeds March, instead of the potting soil but I'm not sure.
It seems like they're not a great candidate to root in water from what I read so the only thing I can think of is that my soil medium isn't right?
If anyone has any advice I'd be grateful. I've got some million bell and verbena cuttings that I took yesterday and are sitting in water ready to be potted as well and I'd like to figure out what I might be doing wrong.
My coleus and geraniums rooted very well in water and made the transition over to miracle grow potting soil but I would guess each type of annual has it's own preferences.
Thanks for your help.