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Re: gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings

  • Subject: Re: gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings
  • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 08:02:40 -0400

Thanks. I'll give that method a try, too. I usually root them in a tall dome thing on the porch. Some take, some don't, but it's a pain trying to remember to keep them damp. The cats are usually on top of it, and I forget.

Do you cut the leaves in half when you stick them?


----- Original Message ----- From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 6:37 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings

Yes, I do the cuttings, dip them in rooting hormone, put them in small (3-4
inch) pots in potting mix, water them in, and then set them in a saucer of
water in the shade. I usually do 2-3 cuttings per pot. I've moved mine out
into a little more sun now, but they've been in their pots for about a month and the preziosa still hasn't rooted so I'm trying to give it a little more light. I had four of those cuttings but the skinny ones didn't make it. Same
with the variegated I'm doing. Only two made it, and they were the thicker


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Daryl
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 10:15 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings

Do  you set a pot of them in a potting mix on a saucer of water? Is that
what I'm reading?


----- Original Message ----- From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 8:38 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] gadgets/now hydrangea cuttings

Daryl, the best luck I've had with Hydrangea cuttings is to set them in a
saucer of water and LEAVE them that way until you are sure they're rooted
well. A friend of mine told me that and I didn't believe her. So far so
on the ones I've done this year. I'm getting ready to do some Annabelle's
and see how they work. Also, my best luck has been with softwood, but
ones, not skinny. I also put Miracle Grow in the water. I have a H.
'prezioza' that I thought wasn't going to make it but as soon as I put the
container in a sauce of water it started putting out new leaves.

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