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Are hibiscus easy to propogate from cuttings? What are the tricks of trade?

I've tried leaving cuttings in water until small white roots appear but when planted into potting mix they don't seem to live long.

Submitted: 12:58PM, 22 Sep 2012
Answer: Hi Robert,

Now is the time to take your hibiscus cuttings. It should take about 6 weeks for them to form roots. When taking the cuttings, take a cutting, below a node on the stem, the cutting being about 6 inches long. Remove the lower leaves, leaving just 3 or 4 leaves at the top of the stem. Dip the stem in a hormone powder or gel and place the cutting into a pot of propagation mix. Put the pot in a warm environment and keep the soil moist until the cutting shows signs of producing new growth and the roots have established. Keep the pots up off the ground so that the water drains well from the pot and the roots are keep just moist. Now that the weather is warming up, I am sure you will be more successful.

Answered: 01:15PM, 24 Sep 2012

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