Bonsai Propagation
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Hello, I am wondering how you get your maple cuttings to root and what medium do you use? I have tried peat moss but have had no luck at all. Then I stumbled across a video that talked about different soils and even sand to get cuttings to root. I am going to try sand and a mix of sand and soil. I hate to see cuttings of maples go to waste, especially because they are very hard to find in my area. thanks.

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Gusher - 8 months ago
I saw this video and they used only sand to grow roots on cuttings. I guess the golden rule is not let the cuttings get choked by heavy soil? Quick draining with air flow seems to be the rule of thumb.

SangoKaku - 8 months ago
I saw that video as well, I was going to post it and you beat me to it!
SangoKaku - 8 months ago
I have had luck rooting maples in both sand and peat moss. The issues with sand in my area is that it is very hot during the summer and the sand drys out. So a lot of attention is needed on the moisture level. I tried mixing sand and peat moss and that worked as well. Next I am going to try perlite and peat moss to see if I get more cuttings to root. That's another thing, not all your cuttings take root, at least mine don't. I might get two or three out of ten. Rooting maples is challenging, but worth it if you can figure out the right mix and process for your climate.

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