Cut ends must first be dry Store cuttings in a warm, dry place—never a cold, damp one. In
the warm spring or summer you can easily dry the cut end, then root
in potting soil. But during rainy weather the cut
ends can get moldy. Take cuttings inside the house where you can set
up an electric fan to dry the bottoms.
Peruvian torch, when grown from seed,
may overgrow their neck support and lean. In
the wild they often lay along the ground;
then the tip grows upward from the
Young plants can be made more stable by
burying the neck deeper. I always do this
with seedlings. It greatly improves
stability with resulting growth. Try it.
By providing a
supportive rock mulch (rough pebbles) will
work. The skin will not rot,
but adapt to being underground by ceasing
production of chlorophyll. Don't use
decorative polished pebbles as they are
slippery and will not provide support.