Easiest Way to Root Cuttings from These Hibiscus?

eahamel(9a)April 3, 2013

The tropical is South Pacific Sipper, and I don't know what the variegated one behind it is. I got the South Pacific Sipper yesterday at Lowe's. It has 2 branches that are bent (lower left), and the manager sold it to me at 1/2 price! I can either stake the bent branches until they strengthen, or cut them and root them, and I think that's what I want to do. It doesn't appear to be grafted. Does this one need a root stimulator? I have some Dip-n-Gro that I can use if it would be best.

I don't know what the other one is, but want to have another one, too. I think this one should be pretty easy to root by just putting it in a pot of soil, but can use the Dip-n-Gro on it, too, if it would be better.

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dl99(4)

Hello,
I found this to be very useful. This person explains it very well and I like the baggie system. It is a cheap and efficient way for home gardeners.
Good luck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm1LIOyASLs

Here is a link that might be useful: Rooting Hibiscus

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 1:20PM
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eahamel(9a)

Thanks, that's a good clip. I didn't know about putting them in baggies, I'll do it that way.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 9:16PM
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dl99(4)

You are welcome. Keep us posted on the results.

With cuttings, you have to minimize water loss by evaporation. See the baggie method retains humidity in a wonderful way and allows light.

Otherwise, you can cut a 2 litre soda bottle & fix it on top of the pot.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 6:27PM
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anna2u(8 -9a)

I am so excited to try this thanks for the link dl99

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 5:54PM
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Hibiscus_0bsessed(8)

I just got around to watching the video today and then went right outside and did some cuttings. I have my fingers crossed, nothing else I have tried has worked yet. I got my fingers crossed for you too eahamel!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 10:50PM
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