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Avatar for SamCampana
May 30, 2020 8:40 AM CST
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Manchester, United Kingdom.
Hi there.

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.
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May 31, 2020 2:33 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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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.
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