Help with wilting cuttings
It makes sense that when you take a cutting it is going to wilt before it establishes itself. I am wondering, however, whether this problem is worse when the cutting is more fully grown.
I havenÂt been having as much success with a couple of varieties, so I let the sprouts grow longer on the tubers. To the extent that they had 3 full sets of leaves plus the stem bud before I cut them. I waited until the 3rd set of leaves had opened, facing the light, before I cut them.
I immediately planted them in potting soil that was heavily watered, plus coated them with rooting hormone. Within an hour they had fallen over, and given their large size, this has me worried.
1. Should I have taken the cutting sooner?
2. Can such a large cutting stand itself back up again?
3. Should I trim off more leaf sets to lessen the load on the established stem?