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Selecting Stems for Your Plant Cuttings
Select a Plant Stem for Cutting

Select a Plant Stem for Cutting

Photo: © Marie Iannotti
Choose green, non-woody stems for taking tip cuttings. Newer growth is easier to root than woody stems. You are looking for a stem with a node on it. A node is where a leaf is or was attached. It looks like a joint on the stem and it is where the new roots will come from.
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