The Q&A Archives: Rooting Willow Cutting

Question: I'd like to root a stem of corkscrew willow that was part of a bouquet. It is now in a little glass of water. What should I do next?

Answer: Congratulations. You now have a new plant from your bouquet! Willows are famous for rooting easily from cuttings. Now all you have to do is keep it relatively happy and plant it this spring. I'd pot the rooted cutting in a soiless, potting mix in a container under grow lights. It will continue to grow so place the container in a cool (50F) room so it doesn't grow TOO fast. Fertilize lightly, enough only to keep it green and growing. Be sure to harden it off before planting it outside.

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