I have rooted mint in these two types of setups.
Cut plastic bottle bottoms with mint cuttings that have rooted but the upper portions are curvy not straight and taut (Due to grocery store mints being that way.) Last time I took them out in this condition without cutting the upper curvy tops 4 out of 5 of them wilted and someone suggested cutting the tops off next time. These have established new sideways branches in some, others have not. (Refer all images except No.2). There's some algae in the roots of one of the 14 day in water cutting.
Should I keep both the potted cutting in direct sunlight now? If so, should I start hardening off? It has no big leaves but only small ones on top.
Should the bottled cuttings be placed in pot? If so should I cut the tops? Or should I wait for roots to get real dense? How should the direct sunlight schedule be?
Should the bottled cuttings be placed in 3" pots first? To prevent roots drowning?