- Harvest two cups of willow branches and remove all leaves. Willow wood of any species contains IBA.
Cut the limbs into 3-inch sections.
Boil ½ gallon of water.
Put your willow wood pieces in a large metal bowl or large glass container. It needs to accommodate all the twigs and ½ gallon of water. Add the boiling water and allow the wood to soak overnight.
Strain the solution through a sieve or colander. Discard the solids.
Collect the plant cuttings you'd like to root. Put one of their ends in the willow water. When they develop roots, discard the starter solution they were in.
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