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30/05/2013 at 22:09

Hi, I took some cuttings from a fuchsia and a dianthus a few weeks ago. None of them have grown any roots but but they all appear to be perfectly healthy and alive, in fact one of the fuchsia cuttings has two flower buds that have slowly been expanding.

I didn't use root hormone as I read it was unnecessary and I didn't have any anyway. I've had a plastic bag over the dianthus all the time (taking it off every few days to wipe away condensation and ventilate).

Surely they should have rooted by now? Is rooting hormone absolutely essential?

30/05/2013 at 22:13

Pick the buds off the fucshia, it wont grow roots and flowers.

I find the best time is Sept/ oct time for fucshias and i always root them in water. I do over 100 per year, always works.

01/06/2013 at 07:51

I rooted loads of Fuschia last year just into mp compost with no rooting powder. Pinch out the growing tips. I took mine either july or august. good luck

01/06/2013 at 08:42

I have found they can take ages to put down roots.  I never admit failure until the top shrivels up and dies !

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