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Rooting fuchsia cutting in water

Posted by mircasta Washington (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 9, 12 at 21:23

I just got several fuchsia plants and one stem broke off of one that is a trailing. So I decided to place it in a tiny glass container filled with water. I was wondering if this is okay?

Also I have deer and they ate the tops of my gartenmeister upright fuchsia plants and was wonder if that is okay.

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RE: Rooting fuchsia cutting in water

Fuchsia cuttings are best done in cuttings compost. Instructions at the link.

As for the deer damage, no it it clearly isn't OK but it's done now and the plants will probably survive.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fuchsia cuttings

RE: Rooting fuchsia cutting in water

But is it okay to do it through water?

Also does anyone know how to stop deer from eating my fuchsia plants.

RE: Rooting fuchsia cutting in water

Well it's 'okay' in so far as it can work and it isn't against the law - but it isn't the most effective or easiest way. Gardening is a personal activity - you can do things however you like if it works for you.

RE: Rooting fuchsia cutting in water

I'm not going to argue with you Kathleen, but for a lot of folks rooting in water is the most practical method, about 90% successful.

RE: Rooting fuchsia cutting in water

Who's Kathleen?

For me practicality includes efficiency. Since cuttings in water need to be potted up once rooted that is one extra process, so my personal view is to go straight to a pot. But - as I said - it is entirely up to the individual.

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