Rooting in water v. soil

sweetalice(9)September 21, 2009

If a plant will root in either water or in soil, is there a difference in how it will thrive? It seems to me that cuttings that I've rooted in water have a harder time getting going once they're planted in soil than the ones that have been in soil all along.

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

This subject has been covered ad infinitum. Below is a link to the search results from 'rooting water' in this forum. It never hurts to do a quick search for commonly asked questions, first.

Here is a link that might be useful: Search Results

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 3:27PM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

sweetalice you are correct. If they will root in soil don't waste the time it takes for water roots to form. Those water roots rot off while the new soil roots form and that's why the growth slows.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 4:50AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

There's a lot more to it than that, and that's why I recommended reading the posts in the link I provided.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 3:33PM
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