Cuttings are a skill for flower growers, because this method can help everyone get new pots for free. But many people don't always go well when cutting, either with a black pole or a long root. In fact, when cutting, you can use some "baubles", such as foam boards , using it can quickly take root and avoid black rot.
1. Prepare cuttings
In fact, choosing the right cuttings is very important, so be sure to choose the branch with a higher success rate. That is, those branches that are relatively thick, because they are too thin may not have enough motivation to grow. After cutting it, you need to deal with it a little, and cut off the extra leaves, leaving only two or three on the top of the head. This will prevent excessive nutrient loss.
2.Use foam board
There are often more foam boards when express delivery, especially when buying fresh or fruits and vegetables. Don't throw it away first, leave some, and cut into thin pieces to help cuttings. First insert a few holes with a toothpick on the foam board, but do not insert them too densely, otherwise it may affect the survival rate of cuttings. Then insert the lower end of the cutting insert, and it will be 2 cm long after penetration.
Prepare a larger pot, then pour in half of the water and stir in the rooting powder. If the root powder is not prepared at home, you can also use some expired pills, such as aspirin, etc. After crushing, add in water and stir to dissolve.
Then put the sticks inserted in the foam board in the basin, so that the exposed 2 cm roots can contact the water, and the roots grow slowly. In fact, this principle is to use water to induce root growth. Due to the effect of the foam board, only the exposed part of the lower end of the branches comes into contact with water, so when the water is low, the height is automatically adjusted, so that the roots can be kept moist and water will not be cut off. It does not expose the roots to too much water, and it also avoids the risk of rotten roots.
Have you learned how to use foam boards for cuttings? If you have one at home, you can try it out.