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Make Your Own Mist House

If you want to start your own plants from cuttings, you’ll need to prevent the cuttings from wilting before the new roots form. The best way to do this is use an intermittent mist system, sometimes called a mist house.

Professional systems can be pricey, but you can make your own version using plans that are available online. You’ll need programmable timers and some basic irrigation and electrical parts.

Another inexpensive option is to place the planted cuttings in a large, clear plastic bag or bin somewhere out of the sun. Then mist the cuttings several times a day with a spray bottle or pressurized sprayer.

By creating the moist environment your cuttings need, you’ll stand a better chance of ending up with plenty of new plants.

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