Return to the Plant Propagation Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Rooting by misting

Posted by ginger1029 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 13, 08 at 15:28

Can someone explain this technique to me? I am interested in rooting a winter jasmine..among other plants. Thanks!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Rooting by misting

If the cutting has leaves then misting is used to help prevent dehydration..... The application of a rooting hormone will speed up the rooting process & therefore reduce the chances of dehydration. Therefore both rooting hormone & misting will greatly reduce the chances of falure


 o
RE: Rooting by misting

Thanks..but I am still not quite sure how the entire process is carried out.


 o
RE: Rooting by misting

Cuttings are placed under a mist system that intermittently sprays the cuttings. This decreases evapotranspiration and increase rooting percentages. The home gardener can get the same effect by placing pots with cuttings in a plastic bag. Keep the bags out of direct sunlight to prevent "cooking" them.


 o
RE: Rooting by misting

I think the OP is imagining that the roots are exposed and are sprayed with a mist.


 o
RE: Rooting by misting

once a cutting is prepared & the rooting hormone is applied then...... it is stuck in a well drained soil mix. the mist is applied to the leaves several times a day.. can be a eleberate set up or simpley a old windex bottle used to spray water. a warm soil 65-70F also speeds up the rooting process...... roots will form in the soil & once that is done can stop misting the cuttings.
Reamber the plant can only get water through its roots & not through the leaf or stem.....


 o
RE: Rooting by misting

ginger, have you been at the produce section of the supermarket when the misting happens? Rooting with misting is rather like that. Take the cutting. Apply appropriate auxins. Put the treated end of the cutting in a rooting medium. Set the whole arrangement under the misting device. Wait and watch, the idea being that the waiting and watching time will be shortened.


 o
RE: Rooting by misting

There is also a technique of misting the root zone of a cutting as well (no soil). I have an ez cloner machine and that is how it works. The cutting is suspended over a misting system preventing the cutting from drying out. Once roots developed then the cutting can be potted up.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Plant Propagation Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here