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�Rooting Hibiscus Cuttings?

Posted by cashclan 7 ( on
Sat, Jul 21, 12 at 18:31

I have been trying to get Hibiscus for my garden. I just received some cuttings of Freedom, Lucy, and Lavender Chiffon in a trade. The only problem is they are VERY dry. The leaves are all dried out. The freedom I cut the ends off at an angle, dipped in rooting Hormone, and stuck in a Red Solo cup with a one liter bottle with the bottom cut off placed down inside the cup over the cuttings.
The other two varieties I just stuck in water and thought I would try and do them the same way tomorrow.
Does anyone have any tried and true way of rooting the woody type of cuttings that are dry?
Thank you so much
Sharon Cash
Zone 7

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RE: �Rooting Hibiscus Cuttings?

Depends on how dry. If they are as dry as you say I would consider them dead or near dead.

All these ROS are pretty easy for me to root. I strip off most of the leaves except the very tips and use just a dab of rooting hormone in a jar of water with a little captan and let them soak for 2-3 days and plant in well draining dirt and keep them in the shade moist but, not soaked.

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