Progating orange tree

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Old 11-12-05, 01:02 AM
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Progating orange tree

I would like to take a cutting from my neighbors blood orange tree and try to get it to root. Does anyone have any success in this? What are the particulars? Cutting size, time of year, rooting hormone, potting medium, etc.
 
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Old 11-12-05, 10:25 AM
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To root a cutting, take a 4 - 6 inch twig and cut it evenly across the base.
Remove all but the top 3 to 4 leaves from the twig. Dip it into a rooting hormone or mix, and stick the twig halfway into clean sand. Once rooted, it can be moved to a larger pot.
 
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Old 11-14-05, 10:45 PM
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What diameter twig should I select? Most six inch sections would not even have 3-4 leaves. Would you suggest a section at the end of a branch or a section in the middle? How should I irrigate the sand? Have you heard of crushing the end that goes into the sand? I wonder if it would give more places for the roots to start from? Now a dumb question: Will it still root if placed in the sand upside down?
 
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