Propagating tips for an arid climate
I enjoy propagating all kinds of plants, and just recently stumbled upon a fairly simple technique that eliminates all kinds of problems.
First, I use larger pots and stick multiple cuttings in them - its a lot easier to maintain the correct moisture range than small, individual pots. These are cuttings from buddleia
And then, using two containers from those 1 lb organic salad mixes from Safeway, we have us a high-humidity chamber ....
So, prep the sterile potting soil by getting is moist, check plant for bugs and eliminate as necessary, make cuttings, dip in hormone, insert in soil, mist, cover, leave covered for 2 weeks as they get used to the regime, take off the cover and wait 4 more weeks, and most of these things root and off they go.