I cut back my Blue Boy vine earlier today. As expected, I found some stems that had rooted. Since it appears that they root easily, I started some more in potting mix.
My question is: Are there specific requirements for them to root? Such as temp, humidity, etc? I have them in my greenhouse which shouldn't get much below 50F. I can bring them inside, but would rather not.
If this works, I'll have plenty to trade!
Barb, I am in zone 8b/9a and mine is perennial here - why not just stick them in the loose sand/soil at the base of the mother plant and let mother nature root them for you - then you can trade them, in the spring, as fully-rooted plants. I would cover them with a flower pot during the cooler weather we are having right now. I would make a note to check the moisture around the cuttings about once a week.
Well, I didn't successfully overwinter the rooted cutting...BUT...the parent came back! I have it next to a banana plant, that I covered with pinestraw. Banana didn't make it, but there is several new sprouts coming up from the vine! Yes!