Rooting a plumeria cutting in the gritty mix.
I have several plumerias in ground and in containers, so I'm no stranger to their growth habits. However, this is my 1st attempt at rooting one in the gritty mix. It's been in a clear container, so I'm able to see the "soil" and how wet it gets. When I initially pours water into the container, all the particles appear darker from getting soaked with water. After a day or so, the mix becomes light-colored again. Do I want the maintain the darker (soaked) condition, or should I let the mix get light (dry) first, and then re-water?
I'm gonna plant something disposable (like a chili pepper plant) in the gritty mix in a clear container. Unlike the cutting above, this chili plant will already have roots, do I want the gritty mix to be "dark" (soaked) all the time? The water drains out very easily (there are plenty of drainage holes), so I don't think there's any harm in watering it too much, right? I feel like I should soak every particle in the mix until they become "dark".