Best and Quickest Rooting Method.
When I intentionally buy or take a cutting I want to root I always water root them, never lost a cutting yet with this method and roots 30 percent quicker than conventional pot/soil method. Well I kept on seeing all these people bag rooting and got me curious to see what all the hype was about. My rarest plumeria had an issue with a branch, so had to do some surgery on it 4 1/2 weeks ago. I let the cutting heal for a week, than I water rooted it for 2 weeks. After water rooting I decided that maybe I should try the bag method to see if it made any difference in time or success in rooting. I bagged up the plumie cutting with a swollen callous and small root nubs. I didn't have Coir when I bagged the plumie up, but did have Miracle gro soil and Cactus mix, so used the bagged soil instead of Coir and perlite. The plumie cutting was a red and based on what I heard from the person who originally found the plumeria and the person I got my original grafted plant from in 2005, it was a hard one to try to root so she and the other 2 people who got a cutting from her grafted them. Due to theft I was fortunate enough to acquire an unrooted replacement cutting from a dear plumie friend and I water rooted it. It took about 6 weeks before it was rooted in soil. Well with this 911 amputated cutting its been 3 1/2 weeks/25 days between the water rooting and bag method and I just checked the bag today and it has a long roots and about 3 to 4 leaves open. This is the fastest a Red/Purple has ever rooted for me regardless of the method. I think I will always use the Water rooting/Bag method from now on.
Here are a close up pic of the roots and then of the whole cutting. If you have never tried Bag rooting you should, would be interesting to hear others feed back.