Rooting big branches

Plumienut64September 5, 2012

A neighbor gave me a massive size branch from his pink spider plumeria. I usually have good luck with the typical size cuttings, but this is is about 5 feet tall and mature wood. Anything special I should know on how to root this baby? Thx!

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freak4plumeria(So CA zone 10)

Usually the bigger the cutting the better the odds it will root. So I would not worry about it even though the trunk is mature wood, it will root from the sides and cambium layer.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 3:22AM
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beachplant(9b)

Cool! They do root easier than smaller branches for sure.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 11:15AM
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Plumienut64

Awesome! I was a little worried because its getting late into the season. Now, do you think they would root faster being out in the sun or being in a hot greenhouse?

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 10:57PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

someone down under recently had a tree sized cutting.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 1:14AM
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the_first_kms2(8/9)

I was told by an experienced grower that the woody cuttings will take a long time but will root. In fact the phrase he used was "put in the back alley and forget about it."

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 10:57PM
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MrFrangi

I'm about to find out if my cutting is going to survive (spring here now). Here's what I have done... cut it straight across, not at an angle, applied rooting gel and put it in a soft drink bottle with 100% perlite, added a tiny bit of water and covered the opening up with a plastic bag to stop most of the water from going in. Planted it in the ground 2 weeks ago. The tips are slightly soft, not shrivelled and still green. I'm hopeful!

Here is a link that might be useful: My large cutting

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 10:05PM
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pcput

Yeaaaa, I got my fingers crossed for it. Since it is spring by you now that improves it's chances. Keep us informed how it does. Peg

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 10:50PM
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