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Magnolias cuttings take a long time to root. Keeping a cutting in water for maybe 6 or 9 months isn't going to be problem-free. I guess somebody has found a "magic method" that works for them (or did work, the one and only time they tried it!) If you want to propagate magnolias, layering is easy and more reliable than cuttings, though it may take 12 months ...


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I think you are doing far too much research. Topping can help the plant but is usually done in professional nurseries to make the plant bushier and more commercially attractive. You have a very young plant there and I think it’s fine. However, I would have left the stake for support. If you live in the midlands, I would not put it outside. A greenhouse ...


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OK I'll bite, and to cut to the chase I would figure this will likely fail. My reasons are these: when we normally take cuttings for vine propagation we take a section of a vegetative stem with a dormant bud and section of cane below the bud, we wound the cane section and provide bottom heat. Roots grow from the wounded cambium and this triggers the bud out ...


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