PROPAGATING CUTTINGS

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Quick rooting of cuttings is helped if supplied with oxygen for respiration to give energy for cell division/ water for maintaining turgidity/ heat for increased rate of cell metabolism and increased rate of respiration.
The oxygen and water are supplied by the compost being “water retentive but draining”?, (often a peat/grit mixture). Heat from the use of a propagation case or soil warming mat/cable