hands dipping root of plant cutting in rooting solution
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Stem Cuttings: Step 2

Dip the bottom tip of the cutting in a rooting solution (available at garden centers), following the package directions. These hormones signal plants to put out roots. Don't use too much solution, since overdoing it can actually inhibit rooting. Hachadourian prefers powder over liquid so that he can see how much he has applied.

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