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Many people here on the islands love the flowers and trees I grow in my garden. However, each time I give them a cutting they can start growing in their garden they seem to die. Therefore, I want to share with you a simple way to root cuttings from different flowers or trees that you can plant in your garden.
Within one to two weeks, you will start to see the root growing from the bottom of the branches. Make sure you keep the foam wet at all times. Each day I fill the bottom of my trays half way full with water. This keeps the foam wet and allows the branches to grow roots. After the roots have grown through the foam it is time to plant your cuttings.
Remove the branch from the tray, foam and all. Place dirt in the bottom of your pot and sit the foam in the middle of the dirt. Finish filling the pot with dirt.
For the first two to three weeks allow the newly potted cutting to receive moderate sunlight. After you see new leaves growing on your branch you can move the flower pot to another area in your garden.
In the States, we call this foam, 'Oasis'. I always wondered if it would be a good rooting medium. I see from your tip that it is. Thanks for the helpful information.
Thank you for posting this and thanks for the clear instructions.
I will have to buy my "Oasis" as everyone always gives me living plants so I have no "free" medium.
Thank you for the English name for the foam. I wasn't sure of the exact translation. Anyhow, this is the easiest and fastest way to root plant cutting.
You are welcome cybergrannie. I have been using this system for years now. I have a friend who dips her branches into a rooting liquid before she places them in the foam.