Sequoia cuttings

(Mert Çiftdemir) #1

I have planted sequoia cuttings in vermiculite nearly 2 months ago. I kept them indoors till late March. They had no sign of life while they were living indoors. After taking them outside, fortunately cuttings started to grow since last 2 weeks. Now I’m confused and have questions in my mind. I need some advice…

  • Is it better to not to touch them this year?
  • Should I repot them to larger containers?
  • If the answer is yes, what is the best timing for repotting them?
  • While repotting, which type of soil would be better?



(Jonas Dupuich) #2

I’d let them grow until they are well-rooted in before repotting.

(Mert Çiftdemir) #3

Hi Jonas,
How will I understand that they are well-rooted?

(Jonas Dupuich) #4

Gently moving or wiggling the cutting and squeezing the pot can provide some clues. The total amount of foliage is another clue. By letting these grow until fall, the tree will respond better to the work you do when it’s time to cut or wire it.

(Mert Çiftdemir) #5

Thank you. I’ll be letting them to grow until fall. Thinking of wiggling scares me :wink: