Saturday, 24 May 2014

STEP 4 Planting The Cuttings - Cloning Rhododendron 'President Roosevelt'

STEP 4 Planting The Cuttings
Once Steps 1 -3 have been completed, plant each cutting in the pots.  You will need a polythene bag to cover the plants with (I had already put the pots in the bag before planting) and an elastic band.

Ensure that they are firmly placed in the damp soil and that none of the cuttings are touching each other (to prevent rot).

To cover the plants, pull the polythene bag up around the plant, blow in as much carbon-dioxide as you can to the bag and then seal with an elastic band as below.

Voila - I will leave the cuttings sealed in the bag for 2 weeks (to hopefully grow roots).  NOTE: The cuttings will be left in a room that is warm with with lots of natural light.  Check back on this blog for STEP 5 in around 2 weeks time ... :)

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