Pictorial Tour of Plants
For Members Activities
After the cuttings are recorded and labeled, the sticking
begins. This involves:
- removing all but the upper most leaves (usually 3)
- trimming of the leaves if the leaves are too long
- retrimming the bottom of the cutting's stem
- scaring the bottom of the cutting's stem to expose the cambium
- applying rooting hormone to the bottom 3/4 of the scared tissue
(top 1/4 of the scared tissue may root without hormone)
- making a hole for the cutting so hormone is not removed by
- sticking the cutting so the leaves do not touch the rooting
medium but the cutting is secured
- inserting labels to identify the cuttings.
The flats of stuck cuttings are moved
to the misting area.