Why do the slips I try to root just shrivel up and die?

Your cuttings may be succumbing to a lack of moisture in the air. Experiments show that most cuttings root more quickly in a humid atmosphere. To be sure of humidity, use a propagating case that you can buy or approximate by covering your pot or flat of cuttings with polyethylene film. Don’t let this touch the cuttings. Drape it over wire hoops or croquet wickets and draw it down under the bottom of the pot or flat. This film holds in moisture and prevents wilting.

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