Help! How do you keep cuttings hydrated?
I've started some cuttings last month and they still aren't rooted. (I know it takes time) It's been really hot down here and all of them are shriveled up. They also feel a bit squishy. They haven't had any water since I put them in containers so I'm pretty sure it isn't rot. I have been spraying the leaves and stems about twice a day since they showed signs of dehydrating. What can I do to hydrate them?
Should I give a bit of water even though I've read I really shouldn't?
I really don't want to lose them! I've spent quite a bit as you all may sympathize. I'm rooting them in 1/3 cactus soil, 1/3 pearlite, and 1/3 topsoil in clear Tupperware containers. One of them is a bit burned at the soil level. I did the pin test and they all "bleed" white sap just fine. Am I worrying over nothing? Should I continue to wait and not water?
Here is what they looked like on 6/27:
(I'll post some updated pics soon)