- Fri May 13, 2022 1:50 pm
One buried node should be fine, two is often better as it give you an additional spot for root formation. Now as for the rest .....
1) I would cut off 1/2 of each leaf. This reduces transpiration (water loss through the stomata of the leaves) which can be important since you don't have any roots to uptake water.
2) I would tent/surround the tray(s) with plastic. Unless you have very high humidity (and I have no idea if you do this early in the season), you want to keep them in high humidity to reduce transpiration until roots have formed. You can leave the top of the tent partially open so excess heat can escape.
3) Especially if you do "tent" them, the moss should be damp/lightly moist not sopping wet. (Not saying you have it really wet as there is really no way for me to tell from the photo, but just a "heads up".)
NOTE: This is simply advice based on my personal experience. As with any advice, your mileage may vary.
Also, resist the temptation to tug on the cuttings to see if they have rooted. Failing to resist could result in your destroying fragile newly formed roots. Generally, once you see new leaf or stem growth you can be confident that rooting has occurred. You can then gradually harden the plants off to tolerate normal humidity.
Blessed are the "cracked" ... for it is they who let in the light.