Step 2: Dip In Rooting Hormone

hand dipping clipped end of cutting into rooting hormone
Photo: Rob Cardillo
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To encourage root development, pour powdered rooting hormone, available at garden centers, into a small dish, then roll and dab the cut end until it's thoroughly coated. If using liquid hormone, soak the cut end for 5 seconds.
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    Tools List

    • bypass pruners
      Pruners
    • scissors
      or Scissors
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    Shopping List

    1. Powdered or liquid rooting hormone

    2. Small pots or flats

    3. Sterile potting mix4. Plastic sheeting (½-mil)

    5. Potting soil