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Subject:  Re: Five unpredictable homemade food gifts Date:  12/11/2012  8:58 PM
Author:  PolymerMom Number:  46769 of 90137

If I remember correctly (it was a long time ago) we made cuttings off the Poinsettia by making a diagonal cut about 9" from the end and then dipped it in indole acetic acid, which is a rooting hormone, and then put the ends in moist sterile potting soil.

I did that about 20 years ago, using Rootone. The next year I went bonkers moving the plants out of the closet under the stairs and into the sun everyday for around 4-6 weeks to get them to bloom. I only made a half a dozen, thank goodness!

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