Plumeria forum: How deep could you plant a cutting?

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moonie
Aug 30, 2012 6:07 PM CST
Hetty mentioned that if one does not like the look of a graft to bury it, which I have heard before. My question is, how deep could you plant an ungrafted cutting. Like if it is crooked near the bottom and you wanted it to look straight. Could you plant it 8 inches? Just wondering. Smiling
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Aug 30, 2012 6:46 PM CST

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Yes you could.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 30, 2012 6:53 PM CST
On that note, would burying it deeper provide a more sturdy, deeply rooted tree?
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moonie
Aug 30, 2012 8:02 PM CST
A good question, Shady, because I have heard that cuttings will only root from the end of the cutting, never along the sides. But, after I had heard that, I thought that previously there were some pictures posted somewhere that showed roots along the side of the cutting, but then I couldn't find the pics.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 30, 2012 8:17 PM CST
Yes, Moonie. I have also known people to root their cuttings by laying it on it's side in soil. If they only produce roots at the cut end, then this would prove that wrong. Maybe?? IDK? Anyone? Confused
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chefmike92
Aug 31, 2012 1:54 AM CST
i have somr cuttings root on the side I dont know if that is normal or just a freak like me....LOL
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 31, 2012 10:29 AM CST
Not a freak at all. Mike. Just a Plumeria Nut like us! LOL Did the roots appear at every leaf junction like a lot of other plants do? Or just at the bottom?? Lots of people root cuttings on the side down here. They believe it doesn't rot as easily because it is not actually buried. But you guys are the experts, I;' like to hear how side planting goes for you.
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chefmike92
Aug 31, 2012 12:15 PM CST
I don't normally root on its side and not really testing i just had one that i dropped outside and when i found it it had roost about 6 in up the side sitting on the grounds and BTW remember i am in Florida rain every day and sitting on plain sand when i picked it up 80% of roots broke but did fine when i planted it. It was an easy rooter also

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pcput
Sep 21, 2012 1:39 PM CST
Moonie, Here's a pic of a root coming out the side of a cutting. I think this is more the exception than the rule.Thumb of 2012-09-21/pcput/de6995

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moonie
Sep 22, 2012 9:44 PM CST
Thanks, Peg. I have recently seen quite a few photos with roots growing from the sides rather than just out of thebottom andcambium layer.

Shady - side rooting is interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Mike - being fairly new to plumeria, if I were to drop a cutting it wouldn't go unnoticed! LOL

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