Kopper King Hibscus......babies

gardenlady48(z5 IL)June 23, 2014

Okay...we've had mutiple storms last couple of weeks, my Kopper King H has had many stems snapped off. Question:

Is it better to propagate the ones with little roots at the bottom by just keeping in water to grow roots and pruning the stem...OR as I have been doing, making cuttings and using rooting hormone for each stem snapped off??


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lisaslists2000(7b Charlotte)

I don't know how big are the branches that were snapped off. But I learned a really cool thing. You can take like 1/2 inch bark covered branches and cut them so there is one node. Scrape the bark off the bottom and put rooting hormone on it and bury the thing on its side with the node (bud?) up and the damage down. When i tried to root those type branches in water, they rotted.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 8:12PM
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