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#1 expanse

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Posted August 09 2014 - 11:59 AM

Anyone have luck with rooting hibiscus cuttings?

I've tried:

-Rooting in straight water, changing water every day.

-Rootone and rock wool
-No roottone and rockwool
-Currently tried rootone in sphagnum peat.

Some were cut at node, some well below. Some were roughed or slightly nicked where the rootone was applied (or not applied).

I kept everything in high humidity with fresh air fanning.

So far I haven't been able to use new green cuttings yet though. From what I have read this shouldn't matter.

I just went to separate cuttings that have been acclimated to life outside the dome for at least a week. They've been in the sphagnum peat for a month. They felt like they had roots, but to my surprise, they did not. We've had high humidity here for a couple of weeks, so I guess that's what kept them green.

Anyone have any advice?

Edited by expanse, August 09 2014 - 12:01 PM.


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Posted August 09 2014 - 01:18 PM

Google air layering and or 'The Dirt Doctor Howard Garrett

 


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Posted August 15 2014 - 07:53 PM

Thanks Ranger. I will try air layering.

I just looked up "The Dirt Doctor Howard Garrett". Thanks for tip. That's a good site.