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Manchester, United Kingdom.
May 30, 2020 8:40 AM CST
This morning 30th of May I got 3 softwoods from this purple smoke tree. I placed those cuttings in water while I waked home, then I defoliated a third of the leaves (getting rid especially of the big leaves), stripped a bit of skin from the bottom inch, dipped it in rooting hormones, and placed it in a normal soil and sand medium. Then I put it in a plastic bag to maintain humidity.
Nevertheless, the leaves seem to be very wilted. I presume it is because I put the plant in the window initially, and now it's in a less sunny spot.
Therefore, I would like to know what I could do to rejuvenate this cutting, and create eventually a solidified root system before it dies.
Thanks in advance.
May 31, 2020 2:33 AM CST
|I don't use plastic, I just use RO water and soil for all my cuttings. I haven't needed rooting hormone on any of my cuttings. I just root my hardwood cuttings in RO water, changing the water once a week. The fluorescent lighting helps a lot when rooting plants. Here are some photos of cuttings. Rubber tree, Ficus benjamina, and some basil.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
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