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Easiest Way to Root Cuttings from These Hibiscus?

Posted by eahamel 9a (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 3, 13 at 12:09

The tropical is South Pacific Sipper, and I don't know what the variegated one behind it is. I got the South Pacific Sipper yesterday at Lowe's. It has 2 branches that are bent (lower left), and the manager sold it to me at 1/2 price! I can either stake the bent branches until they strengthen, or cut them and root them, and I think that's what I want to do. It doesn't appear to be grafted. Does this one need a root stimulator? I have some Dip-n-Gro that I can use if it would be best.

I don't know what the other one is, but want to have another one, too. I think this one should be pretty easy to root by just putting it in a pot of soil, but can use the Dip-n-Gro on it, too, if it would be better.

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RE: Easiest Way to Root Cuttings from These Hibiscus?

I found this to be very useful. This person explains it very well and I like the baggie system. It is a cheap and efficient way for home gardeners.
Good luck.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rooting Hibiscus

RE: Easiest Way to Root Cuttings from These Hibiscus?

Thanks, that's a good clip. I didn't know about putting them in baggies, I'll do it that way.

RE: Easiest Way to Root Cuttings from These Hibiscus?

You are welcome. Keep us posted on the results.

With cuttings, you have to minimize water loss by evaporation. See the baggie method retains humidity in a wonderful way and allows light.

Otherwise, you can cut a 2 litre soda bottle & fix it on top of the pot.

RE: Easiest Way to Root Cuttings from These Hibiscus?

I am so excited to try this thanks for the link dl99

RE: Easiest Way to Root Cuttings from These Hibiscus?

I just got around to watching the video today and then went right outside and did some cuttings. I have my fingers crossed, nothing else I have tried has worked yet. I got my fingers crossed for you too eahamel!

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