Medium for Plum tree rooting Urgent
I wish I had more time but I don't so the best I can do is find out what mediums to use and try multiples of them.
My grandmother has a plum tree that has the most lucious fruit and is the best plum she has ever had. It might be a hybrid or something, she isn't sure. I do know that she is going to cut it down very soon, probably the first of next week so I have to do this now.
I have generic fertilizer free potting soil with a lot of vermiculite, potting sand and coconut fiber. I plan to use small starter pots in a pan with a home made dome for moisture. I have rootone in powder form and can get a liquid rooting solution at the local garden center.
What else can I use to have the best chances of the cuttings taking root as far as a good medium? I really want this to work and I want to have as many take root as possible but a 20% success rate will be good as I am gonna try at least 40 if not 100 cuttings in different ways.
Please help. I will be doing this either tomorrow or Saturday or both depending on what I can find out about starting fruit trees by then. I may have more time so please post what you have that might help just in case I can convince her to wait a week or two before cutting it down.