Propagating itoigawa cuttings, what next?

Hello friends!

I’m currently having some success propagating a cutting from my imported Juniper. I’ve got two cuttings in a nice and humid setup, getting sunlight for about 2 hours a day. The roots are actually starting to come out the top of the Akadama as they grow which is a good sign (I think?), but does that mean I should move it into its own pot now and out of its humidity set up, out with the established trees? Or does it need to be kept in its humid set up for a while yet? It’s been about 8 weeks since I took the cuttings. Don’t want to rush into moving it, but don’t want to leave it too late either. What is the general timeline with this sort of thing?

Wee humidity set up

The root escaping the safety of the Akadama.

Should probably mention that I’m in Scotland.

Thanks in advance!



Hi @Aladdam,
If it has roots, it shouldn’t need the bag anymore. Pot it on when to roots have filled the pot.

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@Aladdam Did these survive the summer and transplant?

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Yep! It’s still alive and kicking. Ideally I’d have put it in the ground but I’ve not got anywhere to put it at this point.


Based on first hand experience, I’m not convinced that putting itoigawa in the ground in your area would do them any good.

I’m way south from you in northern France and the itoigawa I put in the ground for 3 to 5 years had negligible growth (roots, trunk and foliage). I dug them out in the fall and put them back in pots.