Propagation forum: need help propagation of hibiscus

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Name: Michael Hicks
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chefmike92
Nov 12, 2011 8:28 PM CST
I have tried several times and failed each time. I need to know the fastest best way. what is the best rooting hormone? thanks for any info im lost and im good with plants.

mike
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 12, 2011 9:36 PM CST
Well Mike, my mom always rooted hibiscus cuttings in a glass jar of water on the windowsill. I did too. Or you can take tip cuttings & stick them in moist pearlite. Or you can stick them in sand. I've never used rooting hormones on hibiscus. Never had the need with hibiscus.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Nov 13, 2011 6:11 AM CST
I've not started them from cuttings, but I've wintersown them from seeds. Nothing special- just wintersow.

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Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Nov 13, 2011 9:48 AM CST
Thanks
I never would have tried water rooting go figure i always have to make things harder then normal.

karen

im on pain killers so my mind its not working you winter sow due to the seeds need cold temps to germinate? if so do you know how cold and for how long?
im in florida we don't get constant cold very often most the time we have to put in the refrigerator for a while then plant them.

thanlks for info
mike
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 13, 2011 9:56 AM CST
Mike, they make take longer or even not work at this time of year because the plants still know it's winter even if the temps. don't act like it. Spring would be best for rooting cuttings. I used to live farther south than you & I found that some plants just don't like to be done in winter but will root lickety split in the spring.
If you try some in water then get green wood but not real tender tip cuttings as they will just rot.
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Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Nov 13, 2011 12:09 PM CST
ok i figured that it going to be spring before it can be done. I need to get some for the stands at the market of unique different kinds but mabe not for the spring. might try a few but i think its better to let my "mother" plants just grow.

mike
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 13, 2011 12:16 PM CST
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 2, 2012 5:23 PM CST
I just got some Fire and Ice hibiscus cuttings. I want to root them even though it is getting late in the season. Should I keep them in the sun for warmth? Our days are cooling down into the low 80's and 70's.
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 19, 2012 1:29 AM CST
Karen.
WHAT kind of hibiscus is that???

Also, I have never heard of wintersowing hibiscus seeds... but I can always learn new things.

I only grew H. moscheutos (which over here are hardy for the cold winters, kills what's above the ground but always comes back from roots late in spring)

This is the one I call XXL, bloom up to 25 CM, about 10"
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/253553515010401036...
And a somewhat smaller one
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/289115263010401036...

Somehow only the first one produces viable seeds, I am not sure why!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Oct 19, 2012 3:36 AM CST
fixpix, I'm sorry, I have no idea what the name of that hibiscus is. Shrug! It's hardy here, and I've had it for years. (maybe 20 years). It also dies to the ground it winter, comes back from the roots in spring.

Karen

Midway401
Apr 21, 2013 8:28 PM CST
Chef Mike,
Hibiscus are easy to root when they are just putting on green leaves, no blooms. Take the bottom leaves off
dip in root tone, put in glass vase on window sill. Not direct sun. They root pretty quick.
Midway

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