Rooting fig cuttings can be a challenge, especially if you are new to the process. In this article, I will address one of the most common questions I receive, which is how to tell if the cuttings you have received are alive.
The best way to determine if your cuttings are alive is to scratch the bark with your fingernail. If you see green under the surface, that’s a good sign that the cuttings are healthy. However, if the bark just strips away and there’s no green, then the cutting is likely dead.
If your cuttings arrive dead in the mail, you can send a picture of the Cambrian layer within 24 hours to receive new ones. It’s important to contact me right away so I can help you.
Rooting fig cuttings can take some time, depending on the variety and the method of rooting. Don’t panic if you don’t see any progress right away. If you don’t have experience with rooting fig cuttings, I advise starting with less expensive varieties that can be rooted easily before trying more expensive ones.
For those new to the process, I recommend watching this video which demonstrates a high success rate for rooting fig cuttings.
Although fig cuttings can last up to a year, it’s best to root them as soon as possible for the best chance of success. Using fresh fig cuttings is crucial to success.
Remember, growing roots on cuttings is your responsibility. I hope these tips help you successfully root your fig cuttings. Good luck and happy fig season!