Herbaceous VS woody dicot stems

Herbaceous dicot stem

Herbaceous plants with dicot stems have flowering parts in multiples of fours or fives, and the leaves are typically broad and flat with branching vein patterns. The roots are usually taproots. The following is a partial list of the families of plants that include herbaceous dicots: cactus, composite, heath, mint, mustard, nightshade, pea and rose. Some plants, as the University of California Museum of Paleontology website points out, have a combination of both monocot and dicot traits, making identification of some plants a point of contention for many botanists. For instance, water lilies (Nymphaea odorata) are classified as dicots but have some monocot characteristics, as do a number of paleoherbs.

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2009-07-01 10:34:10 by AnitaMoPlants

You were correct in eliminating some of the leaf surface and making a shallow wound in the base of the stem.
For soft wood stem cuttings one usually makes a clean cut just below a node in the stem and then a one inch sliced wound .
You may not have lost the plant. Roots may form this autumn.
The leaves may have fallen from drying out or perhaps a fungus formed in the soil
With evergreen leaf cuttings I sometimes will put plastic over the cuttings to keep the humidity up .
Environmental control such as stress, too much water, not enough light or a soil fungus appearance are all plausible reasons for the leaf drop

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