As you can read in my February 23, 2012 post, I’ve had good luck rooting ficus microcarpa cuttings in water. I had placed my latest fusing project outside, though, and after a month … no roots. The plants weren’t necessarily dying, but there weren’t really doing anything.
I figured water temperature was an issue since nightly temperatures are still in the 40s F. I brought the bowl inside and placed it on a seedling warming mat. Within about a week I had roots.
From February 23:
Some observations so far, many of which I was aware of but will repeat anyway:
- Smaller, green cuttings end up rotting.
- Woody stems seem to work best. I replaced a couple dead ones with new cuttings, but I need to get more to fill the tile holes.
- Bottom heat=good.
That’s it for now.