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B3B3 Posts: 25,241
I have some euonymus emerald gaiety and some hydrangea mac. cuttings which have taken. There is some growth now (tiny leaves). They are a bit  crowded in small pots. Should I pot them on now or leave them for a bit?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053
    Tip them carefully from the pot and see what their roots are like. If they have good root systems, pot the on. 
    Are they in single pots or many cuttings in one pot?
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,716
    Most cuttings develop leaves before they develop roots, so I always wait until I can see roots coming out of the pot, before I pot on.
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  • Helen P3Helen P3 Posts: 986
    Though not an expert, by any stretch of the imagination, what I do is wait till the roots start coming through the drainage holes, water the pots thoroughly, leave them for 10-20 minutes, turn them carefully upside-down and transfer them to individual or slightly larger pots.  It works for me. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,241
    Many euonymus two hydrangea. I'll have a look in a couple of weeks or so. Didn't realise leaves came first. Thanks for information all.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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