Quite a few things that are a pain in the arse to root from cuttings and even air layering happily push up from roots. Romance series cherries are like that, I got about fourteen saplings to take from one root that was sending saplings a distance from Mom.
As a matter of fact there is another this year. I won’t even bother with the sapling coming up, when they already have a green top it can take another season before they are strong enough to support said green top. Sprouting from roots give you a balanced sapling that is not shocked by having a molested root trying to support existing greenery.
I just tried to root the cuttings that I have on hand. The apple rootstock cuttings was the top portion I cut off when I did my apple grafting. I just push it too the rooting soil. I didn’t expect it to take roots.
I used the perlite and peat moss mix as rooting soil, with a heating mat. Some cuttings treated with rooting hormone and some didn’t. It takes about 5 weeks to see the roots.
Some people above who did not read my post. The first sentence I said I rooted whole bunch of cuttings. It is you guy misunderstood my shared info. I don’t appreciate you guys attack. I want a apology. Or, I will look at you guys post and do the same
Not yet. I like coco choir too, so easy to wet and stays fluffy. But I didn’t have it on hand. I bought few big bags of perlite last fall when it was in sale for 1/10 of its regular price. So perlite is my major material mixing in potting soil or rooting soil this year.
Another material I like and does well in rooting cuttings is vermicelli.
I actually had hoped this post was about root cuttings since often when I search for info on root cuttings it’s hard to find among the many results about rooting cuttings. I did not mean to make you feel attacked.