Cuttings can be stored by keeping them cool and in the dark. They can be stored in the vegetable bin of a refrigerator for up to two weeks with no problem, although the success rate drops and rooting is delayed by a few days when cuttings are not immediately used. The cuttings should be stored unpruned in a plastic bag after being sprayed with a 0.5% hydrogen peroxide solution, which helps to prevent infection.
When you are ready to start rooting them, take them out of the refrigerator, rinse them in room temperature water, trim them and stick them in your favorite rooting medium using your usual technique.
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