Contributed by strawdog
matchstick or toothpick
rooting hormone (Clonex)
(1)Sterilize all tools before using them.
(2)Cut a branch that is at least 1/8 inch thick
with at least two nodes.
(3)Select area from
which roots will sprout. This area needs to be midway up
the main stem, with enough room on each side of the cut
to fasten the bag.
(4)Use the Razor Blade to
make a 1-2" lengthwise incision along the stem. Cut all
the way through the bark, to which the phloem is
attached. Don't cut into the xylem, which is the layer
under the bark.
(5) A ring of bark is removed
from around the stem. The phloem and cambium are
attached to the inside of the bark, so when the bark is
removed the phloem is also removed. This leaves the
central cylinder of xylem and upward water flow
(6)Get clonex and
apply it to the exposed xylem. For increased stability,
you may tape a toothpick or matchstick parrallel to the
(7)With thumb get some grow medium.
(perlite, peatmoss, whatever) Pack the wound carefully
with the soil.
(8)Attach plastic wrap below
incision with tape. Tape the vertical seam where the
ends meet. The effect of this should be a funnel shaped
plastic wrap enclosure.
(9)Pack with grow
medium. Be sure to leave enough "slack" at the top so
that it may be taped to the stem above the incision.
(10)Fasten closed with tape.
(11)Use pin to
create holes in around bag. This will allow soil to
Use an eye dropper to keep the soil wet.
Do this every day. After 2 weeks, your cutting will have
roots and will be ready for propagation.