Answer: To help rootings get established it's helpful to dip the cut ends into a powdered rooting hormone and to make sure at least one node (leaf scar) is buried in the soil. (This is where the new roots will develop.)
It's also generally recommended that you remove most of the leaves, just allowing the topmost two leaves on the cutting.
At this point remove all except the top two leaves and don't water again until the top of the soil begins to dry out. Keep the cuttings outdoors in a spot protected from sun and wind. Rooting can take a few weeks to a few months. You'll know rooting has taken place when you see new leaves emerging from the cuttings. If the cuttings shrivel up, the rooting was not successful and you'll have to try again with fresh potting soil and fresh cuttings.
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