cuttings in water

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  1. purpleinopp

    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Very few plants actually take root more easily in water than in soil. I propagate hundreds of kinds of plants every year, but Coleus & a few kinds of tropical vines are the only kinds that readily come to mind that I would put in water to make roots, instead of in a pot or in the ground.
     
  2. marlingardener

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    Opp, I agree that most cuttings root better and stronger in soil than in water. If I don't have potting soil at the moment, I'll try water rooting. The only cuttings I've had consistent luck with in water are basil and a succulent given to me by a friend. I think that succulent would root in dry air!
     
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  3. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    That is interesting ,thank you.
     
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    I have had zero luck rooting in soil. Except these old roses. They root either way.
     



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