Center Cuts – Which End Up?

When planting a “center cut” (visit the Center Cut and Base Cuttings┬ápage for a detailed explanation) cutting there is no tip, both ends look the same. But there is an easy way to tell which side end up and which end to put in the rooting medium. Cuttings have scars where leaves once grew, one side of the scar is rounded – like a smile. Look at the scars on your cutting, when holding it upright you should see smiles, not frowns. Pot it “smile side up”.

 

Iris Sunset

Plumeria Iris Sunset

Plumeria "Iris Sunset"

Ammaron’s Curly White

Plumeria "Ammaron's Curly White"

Elsie

Plumeria "Elsie"

Plumeria "Elsie"

Divine

Plumeria Divine

Plumeria "Divine"