...the next leaf node. Pinch out the tip and trim off any lower leaves. Dip the base of the cutting in hormonal rooting powder or liquid (this will increase success rate). Make a hole in a pot of compost using a pencil or a dibber, and place the cutting ... in the hole so that the leaves are just above the surface of the soil. Firm the soil and lightly water in. Then cover the pot with a transparent plastic bag and place it in a warm, bright spot. The cuttings should start to root within 6 to 10 weeks.