Soapbush cuttings

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  • #4286
    latebloomerlatebloomer
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    Pls tell me if winter is when we make cuttings of soapbush. Last summer, I tried 3x. It didn’t work. I believe it’s the timing that wasn’t right because it was too hot in our area.

    #4299
    mayafurmayafur
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    Your timing is correct, you can prepare cuttings late fall to summer. Could you give a little more details on how you did it?

    #4315
    latebloomerlatebloomer
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    Hi mayafur, pls accept my apologies for this tardy response. Here’s what I did:

    • I cut stems with no flowers, at least 4-5 inches from the tip.
    • Removed leaves, leaving only at least the most tip.
    • Dipped the bottom part of the stem in honey because I read it was a substitute to rooting hormone.
    •  Planted the stems in prepared pots with soil mix.
    • Watered it regularly and moderately.

    The stems turned black and rot after a few weeks. Where did I go wrong? I attached pics hoping you might see the problem.

    I look forward to your feedback.

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