Step 3: Pot it Up

gloved hand placing the dipped-end of the cutting into a small potting pot
Photo: Rob Cardillo
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Fill small pots or flats with a sterile soilless potting mix moistened with water. Using a pencil or chopstick, make holes for the cuttings, spacing them at least — inch apart. Insert each cutting at least 1 inch deep, then pack the mix around the stem.
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    Tools List

    • bypass pruners
      Pruners
    • scissors
      or Scissors
      (make sure they're clean and sharp)

    Shopping List

    1. Powdered or liquid rooting hormone

    2. Small pots or flats

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

    5. Potting soil