Is it normal for coleus cuttings to wilt before roots?
The Lowes near me has two foot coleus for 4 dollars a piece, so I had to get some! They're all bushy, and I want to grow a few standards, so I took lots of cuttings.
Unfortunately, my sun coleus will wilt within thirty minutes of being removed from the original plant, and will continue to do so. My perilla looks good, just the leaves are somewhat droopy.
The ones that wilted the quickest were those that I put in soil. The next were the ones in perlite, following the one in water. I never had this problem before. Is it because I'm not using root hormone? Then again, last time I had coleus I was in the Chicago area, so it was much more humid. Any help?