How and where do I cut the stems?
When you’ve selected the plant(s) you want to propagate, take your scissors and container (with a small amount of water in the bottom) outside to the plant. Ideal stems are:
- 3”+ Long between nodes
- Healthy Color
- No Buds
- At least two nodes (a node is a bump where the stem is starting new growth/leaves).
Cut the stem long (you can trim it in the greenhouse), but again, ensure that it is at least 3” long from the bottom node to the top node. Place it in the bucket, so it can stay moist in the water while you take additional cuttings. If this is your first time propagating, be sure to take approximately 30% more cuttings than you need for total plants (so if you want to make 3 new plants, take at least 5 cuttings). It’s always better to have more than you need instead of coming up short – if they all survive, you can find other places to plant them, or give them away!