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Rooting before cutting.

Posted by squirmwurm none (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 28, 13 at 17:45

Sorry for the very silly question, but I just can't remember. What is the type of propagation called where you first apply rooting hormone to a branch in order for it to grow roots prior to taking a cutting?


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RE: Rooting before cutting.

you are pprobably thinking of "air layering" but the technique involves more than jut applying a rooting hormone to a branch........


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RE: Rooting before cutting.

re: yiorges-z5il

Absolutely, I understand there is more to it. I was just giving the general idea. Gonna look it up, think you're right on the name. Thanks


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  • Posted by pippi21 Z7 Silver Spring, Md (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 9, 13 at 7:16

Here's my two cents! When you apply the cutting in rooting hormone, you still have to plant it into soil. I did a clematis by layering last year. It is small now and I've got it started on a trellis. Don't I have to cut it from the orginal plant? Do I do that just by shovel prunning it?


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RE: Rooting before cutting.

No, you do not 'shovel prune' it. You need first to ascertain that it has actually rooted. Since it is still attached to the parent there is no way of knowing if it is growing on its own roots or not yet. You need to poke about carefully where it is in the ground and see if it has roots. Only then do you cut it off its parents and dig it up carefully to transplant if you need to. But don't do it now. Wait for next spring.


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