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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: Cuttings in plastic bags

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Caddo Mills, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 19, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9362145

I read somewhere that plumerias can be rooted in plastic baggies. Can anyone help me out with this please?
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

December 19, 2012
12:42 PM

Post #9362399

Go back to Jan 14,2011 in this forum. Post
Melbourne Beach, FL

December 21, 2012
7:01 PM

Post #9364279

Hi Tina,

I've just started bagging cuttings instead of my usual method of pot rooting. Have about two dozen currently bagged using two different mixes: 1 dozen are in a peat and perlite combo and the 2nd dozen are in a coco coir/perlite mix. Neither batch received any additional moisture. Used plastic sandwich bags (small) and after the cutting was in the mix put a thick twist-tie around the collar of the bag at the top of the medium, folded the rest of the bag around the girth of the cutting with painter's tape then cut a strip of foil and folded that around the tape to fend off any sun rays heating up the tape. Once the mixture was put in the plastic baggy, I cut off the zip or seal strip at the top so that the plastic would fold easier around the cutting. Also trying this with some cuttings with just a few, small emerging roots. Guess I'll find out how it all works out in a month or so!

I can take some photos for you if you are interested and post them. Just let me know.
Caddo Mills, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 26, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9367364

please post some pictures. I would love to see your setup.
Tucson, AZ

January 17, 2013
2:12 PM

Post #9388410

did you let the cuttings callus before bagging?
Vieques, PR

January 21, 2013
6:23 PM

Post #9392921

I cut them and put them in dry perlite for a few days, then scratch 'em a bit, sut with Rootone, and stick right into some roughed up soil. "Tough Love" works!
Central Valley, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 18, 2013
12:36 AM

Post #9488114's it working out?

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