Propagating Tip Cuttings

 


Method:


This reduces transpiration thus preventing the cutting from drying out before rooting takes place.

A soil temperature of around 16°C (60°F) and a minimum air temperature of 4°C (40°F) is ideal.


1) Select Cutting
2) Sever cutting
3) Severed Cutting

4) Prepared Cutting
5) Insert into Compost.
6) Cut Leaves

 

Give the cuttings plenty of light, but ensure that they are not scorched by direct sunlight.

Do not let the compost dry out, regular spraying (misting) with either fresh water or a fungicide mixture will prevent dehydration.

A sign that they have rooted is, the growing tip will be a fresh green colour.

Pot on into 75 mm (3") pots of potting compost when rooted.


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