zeeshan112
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Rooting mint

Hello friends

I am trying to root mint cuttings in water. The leaves are in bad shape. Do you think they will still root?
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Re: Rooting mint

Yep. Mint leaves bruise easily. The bottom of the stems look good as far as I could tell through the glass and water. Clip off any leaves that don't look good. You might shorten some of the tops if the stems starts to shrivel.

Don't try to keep in water too long after roots begin to grow. Water roots are different from soil/air roots and they will suffer a set back when planted in soil.
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Re: Rooting mint

I usually don't root mint in water. They easily root from stem cuttings planted directly in moist potting soil or better yet, get root cuttings or young stems that are still plump and white or light green.
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zeeshan112
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Re: Rooting mint

That's a relief! Thanks so much :)

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