Do the dahlia cuttings stay wilted?
The cuttings I took today have been cut below a node with a X-acto blade, that pair of leaves removed and the node buried in sand in a small plastic cup of damp sand set in a tray of water. They are so limp they are hanging over the edge. They were pretty leggy, IÂm wondering if I should have cut them shorter. But I thought they should have at least a few pairs of leaves. For some that means that they are still 10 inches tallÂor given the fact that they are laying flat, 10 inches longÂ If they live at all I see them curving up again from a prone position much like the floppy tuber shoots themselves did. The sand is not really deep enough to put a stick in that wouldnÂt also fall over from the weight of the stem.
What am I overlooking? Or is this to be expected?