Propagation forum: Hardy Hibiscus 100%

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 14, 2016 10:00 AM CST
Every cutting I do this way takes. I use a small plastic container. I put glass rocks on the bottom. You could use sand instead. Fill half the way with water. Sit the bucket under a birdbath or some other structure that blocks some of the afternoon sun. Take your cuttings and remove any leaves that will be under the water. If a cutting wilts, I simply lay it on its side in the birdbath for a few hours. I left one there a week with no problems. Change the water once every other day. When you fill up the bird bath, mist your cuttings' leaves with the water.
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This cutting is starting its roots very well after a few days. Others may take one or two weeks.

These white bumps mean roots are coming soon.
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I'll update this soon with more info and photos.

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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 14, 2016 9:02 PM CST
Clint I am going to try that with one that I have that doesn't produce viable seed. Also going to take cutting from my neighbor's Chocolate tree and see what happens.
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Name: Missy
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Zazinnia
Aug 17, 2016 8:41 PM CST
I haven't tried that method, but have found hibiscus roots pretty easily!! Hurray!
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 28, 2016 2:21 PM CST
Some updates on this method.
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I potted this one up this week, and already buds are forming.
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 29, 2016 7:51 PM CST
great job Clint Thumbs up
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Sep 2, 2016 7:19 AM CST
Here is one blooming in the water. I'll plant this one today. This branch was broken by a storm. It's now a new plant!
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Sep 4, 2016 9:21 AM CST
Lots of roots today!
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Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Sep 9, 2016 7:17 PM CST
A lady down the road has a very dark foliage/bloom hibiscus. She said someone had given it to her years ago. I would love to get a start of hers. I may try this!
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Sep 10, 2016 9:44 PM CST
Clint I took four cuttings from the chocolate tree. They are now in water. Will keep you posted.
Teresa go for it !
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Oct 1, 2016 11:24 AM CST
@Clint, are these cuttings mature/hardy enough to go in the ground protected with mulch in zone 8a? Or should I over winter them inside?
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Oct 1, 2016 1:13 PM CST
You can probably plant in the ground there. I've overwintered in the garage here before. I'd try it though!
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Oct 1, 2016 2:28 PM CST
Thanks! I think I will opt for overwintering in the garage. I would rather be safe than sorry. Thumbs up Can seeds can be planted outdoors in the fall or do I have to wait until spring to do that?
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Oct 1, 2016 6:12 PM CST
You could winter sow your seeds. That would work good.
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Oct 1, 2016 6:30 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I'd rather do that.

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