Hello everyone. So sorry, I'm new here and stumbling around trying to find my way. I have a question about crepe myrtle (or is it CRAPE myrtle) propagation but I don't really see a forum for that. I have only found seed propagation. Is this the right forum to ask my question?
Posting my question here, just in case this is the correct place. If it is not, then oops
Last year I took about 10 cuttings from one of my crepe myrtles and was only able to get 2 of them to root (they are in the ground now so I'm not sure if they made it through the winter or not). I wanted to improve on last years try, so was hoping someone here could possibly show me some pics of your setup if you have one, or help me with tips so I can do better than last year.
Here is what I did last time:
1-10 Cuttings (cut at a node) off of new growth, about 6 inches each.
2-Took off all leaves except for the top 2.
3-dipped the cut end in rooting hormone
4-put in pot with sand/potting soil mix
6-covered with a quart size freezer bag for green house effect.
7-placed in south facing window
8-waited....and waited....and waited.... and only 2 rooted.
Any help here? I would really appreciate it. I'd like to get a handle on it before the new growth starts in a few months. My crepe myrtles usually start leafing out in mid May.
Since my last try, I've purchased a 5'H x 4'W x 2'D mini greenhouse and also have a 4'L grow light now so if these items will be helpful to use, I can do that.