NEW PLANTS WITH THE ONES YOU ALREADY HAVE. CODY IS WITH THE PLANT LADY IN STUDIO LEARNING MORE. HEY, PLANT LADY. YEAH. DROP SOME SIGNS ON US. OKAY. TWO WORDS. TWO HORMONES YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU’RE MAKING CUTTING. YOU CUT A PIECE OF A PLANT AND THEY JUST GROW, BUT WHY? I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY. THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN YOU HAVE NEW GROWTH COMING OUT IN SPRING. IT’S A REALLY GOOD TIME TO DO CUTTINGS OF EVERYTHING FROM ROSES TO YOUR SUCCLENTS, EVEN TOMATOES. THERE ARE A FEW RULES YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW. WHERE YOU FIND A NODE, A NODE IS WHERE THE LEAFS GROW OUT OF, STEMS CAN GO, ROOTS GROW OUT OF, THEY ALWAYS GROW OUT OF A NODE. THE REASON IS THAT’S WHERE THERE IS THE UN DIFFERENTIATED CELL TISSUE OF THE PLANT. IT IS THE HAPPIEST PART OF THE PLANT. THE MERRY STEM. HA-HA. YOU NEED TO FIND THE LEAF, FIND THE NODE. THE GENERAL RULE WITH CUTTINGS IS YOU NEED AT LEAST ONE NODE ABOVE YOUR SOIL MEDIA AND ONE NODE BELOW. AND GENERALLY YOU DO MORE BECAUSE THE NODES ARE REALLY CLOSE TOGETHER. SO I’M REMOVING THOSE LEAFS, REMOVING THESE. ALWAYS REMOVE FLOWERS OR FRUIT. THEY ACT AS AN ENERGY SYNC AND YOU WANT THE ENERGY TO GO INTO MAKING THE ROOTS. YOU CAN FIND THIS AT YOUR NURSERY. IT’S OX I N. IT’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ROOT FORMATION. DAB IT JUST A LITTLE BIT. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO USE SYNTHETIC HORMONE, USE HONEY. IT’S HAS AN ANTIFUNGAL PROPERTY. I’VE NEVER TRIED IT, BUT IT WORKS. YOUR ROOTING MEDIA AT THE CONSERVATORY AND WHAT I USE — WHAT WE USE FOR MOST EVERYTHING IS 50% MIX. BOTH YOU CAN FIND AT A NURSERY. MIX IT, WET IT AND THEN INSTEAD OF DOING THAT, USE A TOOL. I’LL JUST USE THIS. OKAY. AND THEN MAKE SURE THAT ONE NODE IS BELOW, ONE NODE, AT LEAST, IS ABOVE. YOU DON’T WANT TO JUST SHOVE IT IN THERE. NO. NO. NO. PUT IT IN A ZIPLOCK BAGGY AND CREATE A GREENHOUSE, OR YOU MIST IT EVERY DAY. WE HAVE A MIST SYSTEM FOR SUCCULENTS LIKE CACTUS. WHERE DO YOU CUT? THAT’S WHY PEOPLE CUT — AT THE NODE. RIGHT. THIS ONE HAS BEEN CUT. OKAY. KEY. WHEN YOU DO CACTUS, DON’T EVER PUT SUCCULENTS INTO A WED WET WET MEDIA. — INTO A WET MEDIA. IF YOU PUT A NEW ONE IN FRESH MOISTURE, IT’S GOING TO ROT. OH, OKAY. SO WHY DO WE HAVE IT LIKE THIS AND NOT LIKE THAT? BECAUSE YOU WANT IT TO SCAB OVER. YES. BUT OXIN MOVES WITH GRAVITY. YOU WANT IT TO BE EVENLY DISTRIBUTED AROUND AND NOT JUST ON ONE SIDE. THAT WAS FASCINATING, BUT WE’RE OUT OF TIME. THAT’S SAD. CODY, I GAVE YOU MONEY TO GIVE ME MORE TIME. WHEN YOU USE BIG WORDS, YOU USE UP MORE TIME. I KNOW. SHE DID THAT FOR YOU PEOPLE. RIGHT. NEXT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 9 TO 4 AT UC DAVIS IS THE UC DAVIS BIO DIVERSITY MUSEUM. FREE PARKING, FREE MUSEUM IS OPEN. ANTHROPOLOGY, WILDLIFE, RAP TORE MUSEUM IS — RAPTOR MUSEUM IS OPEN.