I receive a few stems of moringa and I was told to remove or peel-off the outer layer (I guess this would be the bark) on the bottom end. The cutting will supposedly improve chances of rooting, root faster, and reduce chances of rot.
I don't know why, but I didn't really believe it. I seen and rooted other (not moring) stems that rooted with the outer layer still attached. So, I dug out an old dead moringa stem. I was surprise by what I saw, roots grew from the bottom. They grew only from the 2nd outer layer. I thought they grew from the side.
So what is the truth this, is it really better to remove the outer layer? Does anyone have experiences with rooting moringa (or stem cuttings in general)?
I already stuck them in the grown without removing the outer layer. Do you guys/girls have any advice (how much should I water, etc.) to propagating a stem cutting?