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Thread: Nep cuttings and slitting the stem

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    I was wondering if it is necessary for cuttings to be slit along the sides when trying to get them to root. I can't find any reference to this in the Savage Garden. I checked on my 2 month old cuttings, most have some new leaf buds growing, but no roots. I was wondering if this is why. Thanks.
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    prolly depends. ive had them root without slitting but i normally do it, especially with older woddy stems like with veitchii.
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    It gives it more surface area for roots to grow out of, so while it's not necessary, it sure helps.

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    I do that with all nep cuttings. Seems to encourage roots to appear faster than the usual slant cut.
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