It took us a bit longer than we hoped, but our second Cutting Swap is almost here! Come join us Saturday, November 18th in the Arcade outside the shop to trade cuttings and meet new plant-minded friends.
If you've never swapped cuttings before, here are a few things you should know:
-Use a sharp knife or shears, taking care not to crush the stem.
-When taking cuttings of most leafy plants, cut low enough on the stem to leave 3-4 leaf nodes, or sets of leaves, intact. Other plants can be propagated from one leaf, sections of leaves, or simply dividing new plantlets off the mother plant, depending on the plant.
-Place cuttings in water immediately, or wrap in a wet paper towel and place in a plastic bag. This is not necessary for cuttings that need to callus over, like succulents, cacti, sansevierias, etc.
-Bring small containers, or plastic bags to the swap, to hold your new cuttings. We'll have water available to fill the containers.
We'll share more tips for rooting your new cuttings at the swap, and on the blog, so don't worry if you're new to propagating.
Hope to see you there!