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Water Propagation with Cuttings? 1 year 5 months ago #60138

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Hi everyone,

I am interested in knowing more about propagating with cuttings. I have a few cuttings from my pruned Chinese Elm 2 weeks ago and have been submerging there stem into water ever since, there are tiny hints of roots growing from the stem. I personally feel that water propagation would require more care, like gradually transferring them into soil medium after roots are grown. Just interested in knowing which of the 2 methods of propagation, soil or water, would be faster for root growth.

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Water Propagation with Cuttings? 1 year 5 months ago #60139

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That is probably why it is better to start cuttings in soil. Then the transition is not needed. Some species will root in water but many will not.
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I only propagate verbacious species in water (e.g., geranium). Woody species like Elm are in substrate for me.
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It shouldnt be too late to switch to soil propagation a day later from water? Should it?

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