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by syl726 on January 29, 2004 06:59 PM
I've read a lot about a "rooting medium". What is it? A tiny starter pot?
by Canadian CrabGrass on January 29, 2004 08:34 PM
The rooting medium is usually the "soil" in which you'd plant your cutting - very often not soil at all but a precise mix of nutrients and easily drained, porous material - that is usually much better for root production than just plain dirt.

Different cuttings will sometimes need different media - I believe cactus and succulents need to be rooted in sand.
by Will Creed on January 31, 2004 06:45 PM
A good rooting medium is peat moss and perlite mixed together in a 3 or 4 to one proportion. Add relatively more perlite for succulents and less for ferns.

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