I'm very interested in propagating my Acuba bushes that have gotten a little large and need to be trimmed back. I've propagated a few smaller plants in the past with decent success, but the Acuba's stems are thicker than anything I've tried before, therefore I was hoping to get some advice from you pros out there as to better my chances of successfully rooting my cuttings and sharing them with my family and fellow Gardenwebbers.
All I am familiar with, is to take semi-hard cuttings, moisten, and dip in rooting hormone, tap off excess powder, stick in moist growing medium (soil-less mix) and keep moist & in the shade for a few weeks until they develop roots. Is there anything other than the basics that would help me root these lovely plants?
Thank you for your help in advance! I'm looking forward to pulling this off if I can.
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