Rooting cuttings that haven't bloomed yet??

g-in-fl(9a Florida)February 19, 2013

I've been told that it is preferable to root cuttings that have bloomed already, but it isn't necessary.

Is there something that a cutting must have in order to have a reasonably good chance for success?

Thank you in advance for educating this newbie!

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Gracin, those which have already flowered are often hard enough to last through the rooting process without using a mist apparatus. For those which are too new, too soft and haven't flowered, usually they require the constant moisture of a mister to prevent them from collapsing. If you're talking about a stem which grew last year but which hasn't produced a bloom yet, it would probably work for wrapping or other methods not requiring mist. But, the primary issue with material which contains a newly forming bud which hasn't opened yet is it's too soft, too immature, to support itself without collapsing until it forms roots without the assistance of a mist propagator. Kim

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 8:59PM
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g-in-fl(9a Florida)

Thank you, Kim. Now I know I need to stay away from the immature material -- i don't have a mist set up.


    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 9:30PM
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You're welcome! I'm sure someone has come up with a method of using that without mist, but I've never come across one. Kim

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 1:59AM
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