Rooting Plants in Water

November 1, 2018

You can root many tropicals, perennials, annuals, and edibles directly in water. Transplant to soil as soon as plants develop a small root mat.

PC: Leslie F. Halleck

You can expose cuttings to 24 hours of light to speed up the rooting process. Cool-spectrum T5 fluorescents or CFLs are good options for rooting vegetative cuttings, but be sure to place the lights at least 2 feet above the cuttings, if not higher.

Gardening Under Lights Book

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