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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

August 4, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9229811

How do I take cuttings from a Hibiscus,is their a best method? Any help please?
alday
Center, TX

August 17, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9244564

Hi, I rooted both hardy and tropical last fall. I put the hardy ones in water with a little hydrogen peroxide and they rooted. For the tropical, I used hormone and put them in soil. They are now looking good but I wasn't sure at first. Hope this will work for you. alda

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9244634

I was wondering about that as some of them did not react well to the hormornes and others seem to.Thank you for replying as that answers one of my questions. Seems I am always looking for how to info about this or that. lol
alday
Center, TX

August 17, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9245068

Well I'm always glad to help anyone. Lord knows I need plenty of gardening help. alda
shleigh
church Road, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9262814

Hi Alday,
Pardon my stupidity but what do you mean about" Hormone" and how to use it?

Thanks loads, Shleigh
alday
Center, TX

September 3, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9263200

Hey Shliegh, Hormone is a powdered substance that is sold at Wal-Marts. It is white and you wet your cutting and dust with the powder to prevent virus etc from killing the cutting. That`s all I know about it.
Mine is Rootone, Rooting Hormone with fungicide Thanks Alda
shleigh
church Road, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2012
4:03 AM

Post #9264248

Dear Alday,
Thank you so much. I am glad to learn the difference between the hardy and the tropical and how you rooted them.
Shleigh

Txtea

Txtea
Fabens, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9266990

Hi alday, on the cuttings of both about how long do you make them (length) wise? How much H2O2 do you use? and Potting medium for the tropicals? Sorry so many questions, but want to try both. Thanks.
alday
Center, TX

September 7, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9267938

Hi TXtea, I usually cut my cuttings 6" long and remove 2/3 of the leaves leaving the top 1/3. I use hydrogen peroxide, just about 1 tsp. in the water and just a good soil like potting soil. for the tropicals. It takes the trops longer to root.
Sometime I forget about them and then I notice they are putting out new leaves. Keep moist and misted in real hot weather. Good Luck, Alda

Txtea

Txtea
Fabens, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 30, 2012
2:03 PM

Post #9291193

alday, hope you are still watching this thread. I took a cutting of both types of hibiscus ( hardy in water with hydrogen peroxide ant tropical in potting soil with rooting hormone) question is the tropical seems a little droopy too me, the very top seems ok but larger leaves not to good any advise? Thanks Txtea
alday
Center, TX

October 1, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9292204

Hi, If you will put a clear plastic bag over the pot, it will retain the moisture around the plant and help it root. It may be hotter where you are. Alda
Garden_Sass
Central, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 13, 2012
5:28 AM

Post #9303777

Txtea wrote:alday, hope you are still watching this thread. I took a cutting of both types of hibiscus ( hardy in water with hydrogen peroxide ant tropical in potting soil with rooting hormone) question is the tropical seems a little droopy too me, the very top seems ok but larger leaves not to good any advise? Thanks Txtea


Tips: Cut the larger leaves in half to reduce transpiration before tenting with plastic to retain moisture while the plant is rooting; mist leaves occasionally to provide moisture, open tenting daily to allow for oxygen exchange; use seedling heat mat to provide bottom heat to aid in rooting of tropicals; keep cuttings in bright, indirect light to promote faster rooting.

Txtea

Txtea
Fabens, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 13, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9304340

Thank you Garden_Sass

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