Hibiscus forum: Can these be rooted now?

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Nov 16, 2015 12:41 PM CST
I was out picking up leaves for the compost pile and found these hibiscus cuttings in a pile, Does anyone recognize it? What would I need to do to get these to root? Is this even the time of year to try rooting them?
Thanks for any info!
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Nov 16, 2015 1:00 PM CST
Actually I get my best results rooting hibiscus in cooler weather and am always rooting them in Winter since I cut back all of mine before they go into the greenhouse .. the cuttings are 'insurance' of a sort. You'll want to cut off the flowers and any buds you see and keep cutting off the buds as they appear. I also cut large leaves in half and I make my cuttings about 6 inches long and stick them in moist vermiculite with at least one leaf node under the surface. I don't use any rooting hormone. This year I'm trying something different and using cell packs with the vermiculite instead of a communal pot. I test them every few weeks and when they start putting out roots I'll pot them up in their own little pots.

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Nov 16, 2015 1:56 PM CST
Thanks, about what temp. should they be kept during the winter?
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Nov 16, 2015 3:11 PM CST
I keep them in the greenhouse which is heated and never gets below 45 degrees.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Nov 16, 2015 4:55 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:Actually I get my best results rooting hibiscus in cooler weather and am always rooting them in Winter since I cut back all of mine before they go into the greenhouse .. the cuttings are 'insurance' of a sort. You'll want to cut off the flowers and any buds you see and keep cutting off the buds as they appear. I also cut large leaves in half and I make my cuttings about 6 inches long and stick them in moist vermiculite with at least one leaf node under the surface. I don't use any rooting hormone. This year I'm trying something different and using cell packs with the vermiculite instead of a communal pot. I test them every few weeks and when they start putting out roots I'll pot them up in their own little pots.

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Do you keep the cutting cold over the winter like you normally would for hardwood cutting, which usually root in spring? Or do you keep them warm and try to get them to root now?
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Nov 16, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Being in the greenhouse they are subjected to whatever rise and fall of temperatures occur. In the day time, it can get into the 90's.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

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