It can be done, but the sucess rate is pretty low. I would take a lot
more cuttings than you actually need in the hopes that a few will root.
Use a rooting hormone and keep them in the shade and mist them
frequently if you plan on using softwood cuttings. You might also try
taking hardwood cuttings in late winter and storing them til spring,
and then sticking them in pots, you might have better luck. Japanese
maples are typically grafted on rootstock of the species for the above
reason. Be patient, they can take several weeks to root, trust me, I
tried this last summer :)
Yes. You can do semi-hardwood cuttings late spring-early summer or
hardwood cuttings in late winter-early spring.
Use a non-soil based mix that drains well that holds moisture well,
but doesn't get too wet, like a sand-peat mix (more sand that peat).
Like Toad said you need to mist the cuttings to keep them moist.
Unless you can keep an eye on the cuttings you may want to set up an
automatic misting system. Mist every half hour to one hour for a few
seconds. Don't allow the cuttings to dry out completely.
You can also try this guy's method:
You might try both methods to cover your bases.
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