Propagating Clematis by Softwood Cuttings
March 19, 1998
I have a cutting from a Clematis,I have it in water. The buds that were on
it are going but I'm not getting any roots. Could you please help!
In your letter you didn't mention how long that your cutting had been in the
water. I haven't had much luck trying to root cuttings in water myself,
but I am reasonably certain that you can expect the process to take at
least 3-4 weeks, possibly longer. I prefer to do cuttings in vermiculite
or damp sand myself, after dipping the cutting in a rooting hormone. Whether
you are using sand, vermiculite or water, be sure to keep the medium at
about 70-75 degrees, and be patient. If the buds are growing, I'm sure
that the roots will follow.