Thanks for your response. My little cutting is doing fine so far. I used an all purpose potting soil and added a small amt of sand. I did that because I live in Florida and it's plentiful here. I'm not sure what you meant when you mentioned the trunk fuse. Did it sprout from the trunk and you cut it off and rooted it? Sorry but I'm rather new at this.manIK wrote:Although I've never tried placing an un-rooted cutting in soil, I've had 100% effectiveness in placing a fresh (and up to 4 day old) cutting into water and getting it to root.
I've got 4 that were cut and rooted in water that are now in their second repot with decent trunks and thick base, some RoR. My latest experiment, I've just potted three freshly rooted (sitting for about a month in a tall water bottle) cutting as a trunk fuse.
This particular species is practically a tank to kill and will probably root in toilet water if thats all you had (;
Just pay special attention to the pot-job as the roots (from a water-born rooting) are particularly fragile and will snap.
Thanks for your input!JTred wrote:I've had luck with rooting in water, but not all cuttings will make it. If you plan on using soil, make sure you have some way of keeping the humidity high. The best way to do this is with a pop bottle cut in half or a large clear plastic bag. Just make sure to air it out every other day to get fresh air in and to keep fungus down.
An afterthought, I've never tried keeping the humidity high while rooting in water, but that might be helpful as well.
Check out this project.Lefty47 wrote: I'm not sure what you meant when you mentioned the trunk fuse. Did it sprout from the trunk and you cut it off and rooted it? Sorry but I'm rather new at this.