I received nine nice soft cuttings over the weekend. I have read on here that they can be put in a glass of water and they will root so.. They are maybe six to eight inches. I pulled all but the top three or four leaves and made a small scrape on the bark below the last node and plopped them in a mason jar full of plain water. They are sitting in a greenhouse window that sits on the east side of my home and gets sun until about noon. I can root houseplants in that window but haven't tried shrubs there yet.
Now from what I have read they are pretty forgiving so I am digging for some extra info. I am wondering how far above the node the water should be, if I should add anything to the water like root hormone, or sugar. I have a few packs of that stuff that comes with cut flowers as well.
I also was wondering if the propagation rate would be higher if I stuck them in a mix of something like peat and vermiculite or if the success rate is about the same either way.
I have read quite a few posts on here regarding rooting cuttings and while I can root houseplants fairly easy, I have just never been very good at cuttings. Any advice or pointers to good resources would be greatly appreciated.