preparation includes making sure they are in a vegetative
state of growth and that they are charged with correct balance
and level of nutrients to increase the electrical conductivity
(EC) of the plants. This is very important.
the stools or mother plants are grown in hydroponic aggregates
this can be achieved very accurately as at each watering with
hydroponic nutrients the EC of the water is actually to what
the plants receive.
is better to delay taking cuttings if they are not in a
satisfactory condition, there is plenty of time as
Chrysanthemums grown throughout their life in hydroponics is
are taken from the tips of growths, the part which is most
active. The aggregate used is 4 parts coarse perlite to 1 part
coarse vermiculite. Rooting powder or gel may be used but only
a small amount on the very bottom of the cutting, on the
surface of the cut where water enters the stem and no more.