Scott, Naeem, Alan…very interesting new info to me. Many/most of my cuttings will end up planted in ‘dirt’ of some type…maybe with additions, maybe not, in permanent locations, because they will be given to friends. I may create some containerized units for myself and a couple friends but for a variety of reasons I don’t have a situation that would accommodate their yearly needs.
Anyway, the first transition out of the rooting bin will be into 1-3 gal. containers, which I can prepare with this new knowledge. After that, their final locations will be varied.
I have one plant that I dug up after a rough outdoors Winter, its first one with me, and it is in a pot of garden dirt. Both times it has awoken after dormancy it grows a lot for a short time and then stays quite small with very little growth after that. I suspect it has hydration problems (too much and sometimes too little) and breathing problems (most of the time) because of the soil condition. Thanks, all of you.