Yeah I think it’s the aerated root zone that’s key. I knew they do root well in cloners, which is basically water constantly or periodically sprayed onto the roots in enclosed space. —but’s that’s a very different setup compared to cuttings in water...it would be a different story if the water is aerated via air stone and an air pump.
What do you estimate the temperature range is inside your cloner , pepperhead212?
...I don’t like videos like that — it would be very nice if they mentioned what time if the year/season this attempt was made, I suspect some warm/hot months, especially because one rooted faster than expected. But he should have noted temperature range. I’m especially leery of ones that say “I’m trying this for the first time and I’m going to show how I’m going to do it” — though this one sounded like it was at least not the very first try.
When propagating from cuttings, there is actually sections of the stem that are more likely to root and sections that are less likely to root. His tip cuttings are less likely than the more mature cuttings lower down, but once you get into much older, too woody cuttings, they are less likely again when rooted in water.
Did you remove most of the leaves like he mentioned? That’s is important since those leaves transpire and cause water to evaporate out of the stem. Those leaves fall off because the cuttings can’t support them and cut their losses, but by then, too much moisture might have been lost for them to carry on and root.
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