broken branch errors
I have run across several people who had a branch broken off and then just planted it in the ground, leaves and inflos and all. Anytime a branch is broken, I always remove all leaves and inflos as soon as possible. Leaves and inflos require water to progress and a broken branch is cut off from the root system so the water will be taken from the branch which causes it to shrivel or often shocks the plant system so it becomes difficult to root. The stored water which is used to root is pulled away by the leaves and inflos. The sooner you strip the branch, the more water is available to root the cutting. Keep this in mind next time a branch breaks.