Rooting Japanese Bonsai Cuttings

Often people that grow bonsai and in particular, maples, will wonder whether it is possible to grow them from cuttings. And the first question of course is then: Rooting the cuttings.

I have made a little video on rooting Japanese Maple cuttings. Please take a look and let me know what you think!

In short, the steps are:

  1. Trim the maple
  2. Collect branches with 2 nodes of semi-hardened material, leaving only the top 2 branches
  3. Dip the lower node in rooting hormones
  4. Place the cutting in a suitable media (See video!)
  5. Shield the container & cuttings from wind and keep moist (Special trick in the video)


Tell me what you think!