Orange tree cuttings
So I've read around and seen that cuttings can be used to propagate orange trees. I'm up here in NorCal right now and my parents have a 20+ year old orange tree in their back yard. Not sure what the variety is but the fruit is pretty good (especially right now).
We flew up here so I was wondering if it's viable to take a few cuttings the night or morning before we fly back, put them in ziploc bags with a moist paper towel, and plant them in some pots when we get back to Southern California. Obviously, it would be best to get them transplanted right away, but I was curious to know if there's some leeway between the time they are cut and the time they are planted.
Also, from what I understand the cuttings I take off should not be too soft or early but they shouldn't be all woody. I'm guessing they should be a darker hardened green? And are those rooting hormones really necessary? I'm assuming those just help and increase the chances that roots will grow out.
Any help would be appreciated.