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Cuttings of Maple Trees 1 week 4 days ago #59550

Some were.

The rooting powder I used has been sitting in the basement for years. Could that be the issue?

The cuttings were about a centimeter thickness, pretty long, and they all had pretty big leaves. The medium was about 50-50 perlite and lava rock.
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Cuttings of Maple Trees 1 week 4 days ago #59551

Rooting thick cuttings.. I do not think that would work. As far as I know, in spring you take semi-woody cuttings.
Mine are still green. So far..

I am not sure whether rooting hormone makes the difference. I used Clonex: www.growingbonsai.net/bonsai-propagation-by-cuttings-in-spring/
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Cuttings of Maple Trees 1 week 3 days ago #59562

I will try again, this time much newer cuttings.

I also have seeds going which may sprout soon, and more stratifying.
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Cuttings of Maple Trees 1 week 2 days ago #59619

Planted some Japanese Red Maple cuttings yesterday. Dipped them in rooting hormone and placed them in perlite and sphagnum moss mix. Will post updates in about 3-4 weeks if roots have formed.

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Cuttings of Maple Trees 1 week 2 days ago #59620

Great info. i also took a couple cuttings off of an acer palmatum last night with hopes of new trees. i used a fast draining, kind of a cactus soil, and a rooting hormone powder for a couple decidous cuttings (unknown species) as a expiriment..when i thoguht they were all doomed, i took them out and 2 had tiny roots forming. i had plastic bags on them the first couple weeks but then took them off because the leaves seemed to be turning black. the ones i left in the soil (rooting situation unknown) without bags seem to be holding on..we will see. that fast draining soil and hormone powder is what i used for the acer cuttings. i will update in a few weeks.
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Cuttings of Maple Trees 1 week 2 days ago #59623

elmerposajr wrote: Planted some Japanese Red Maple cuttings yesterday. Dipped them in rooting hormone and placed them in perlite and sphagnum moss mix. Will post updates in about 3-4 weeks if roots have formed.


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Cuttings of Maple Trees 5 days 21 hours ago #59746

The topic that will not die.

The cuttings are sitting in small pots on the ground under the bench, with plastic bags covering them. Well, sometimes. Something, probably squirrels, knocks them over and pulls a bag off every now and then. How crucial is it to keep them covered all the time.

Also, I have been watering the trees on the bench above and a lot of water falls around the pots, some of it going under the bags and (maybe) soaking up into the pots. Would you guess that is enough to keep the soil in the pots wet enough?
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