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SoulReaver009
May 27, 2020 11:33 AM CST
So I want to take cuttings from my rose bushes and pelargoniums...

Do I have to let them sit and dry out on the cut end? Or can I just stick them into a pot with moist soil, and eventually they will grow roots? I have the spots in my room, where it will be between 65-80 F for the next couple of months. With bright indirect sun.

I don't have rooting hormone. Nor do I have the resources to get any. I've heard if you pick the right time you don't need it, and that's what I'm betting. So I just want to know if I have to wait for the cut end to dry out, or just plant them. I've successfully transplanted the white pelargoniums.

We have a vine coming through our fence from our neighbor... and it's threatening our rose bushes. So I want cuttings to make clones.

Thank you


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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 27, 2020 1:57 PM CST
No, don't let the cuttings sit out. In fact, the faster you plant them the better. I have never used rooting hormone for anything.

Generally, cuttings are taken in the morning from the middle of mature stems. THe cuttings should be 4 - 6 inches long with at least 3 leaf nodes. Cut (don't pull - you may damage the nodes) the leaves off except for the top two. Poke a hole in your potting medium and insert your cuttings all the way up to the bottom of the top two leaves. Water to snug the stems in. Cuttings grow better with multiple in one pot. Bottom heat (reptile mat) helps.

Roses do best if you take cuttings in the winter. As you prune, put cuttings in the ground where you want them to grow and put canning jars over top of them.
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Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 27, 2020 3:09 PM CST
If I take rose cuttings in the winter, will they root in a pot?

I'm asking because we may have to do a little landscape remodeling, and I'm not sure where we will want the rose bushes. We haven't planned it out yet... probably will be last minute. As we cannot agree on anything yet, except that we will be remodeling our landscape.
Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 27, 2020 3:35 PM CST
You can root rose cuttings in half a potato. Then plant the potato in a pot. I've done this, it works.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 27, 2020 3:49 PM CST
I have heard of that but never tried it. Its so much easier to plant them in the garden and forget about them. Smiling But you are rearranging the garden....
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SoulReaver009
May 27, 2020 6:03 PM CST
Gardenfish I may try that just to see if I can make it work.

Will a brown russet potato work, like the kind at the grocery store?

And can you please explain it to me. Step by step with pics please. I've seen web videos of it. Maybe I'll try it crudely. But if you can give me fine details and instructions, I would be very grateful. I'm bad at directions...

There's a joke that, you can't tell me to just "chop" something up for dinner... because I'll chop it up! Haha.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 27, 2020 6:17 PM CST
Gardenfish, how much do you charge for your detailed, illistrated DIY pamplets? Smiling
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SoulReaver009
May 27, 2020 6:18 PM CST
Lol DaisyI
Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 28, 2020 1:03 AM CST
Of course to my gardening friends, they're free! No charge! Angel I'll have to research my original sources. Will get back to this soon. Stay tuned! Hilarious!
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