Using plastic "tents" to cover cuttings...

Re: cuttings, after I insert them in a soil mix, I cover them with a plastic baggie. I read that when you cover cuttings with a “tent”, the plastic shouldn’t touch the cuttings. Is this true?? If so, why is it bad?

Submitted by shan_kat7

Where the plastic touches the cuttings, condensate is likely to drip onto the plant and could possibly encourage disease development. However, it's not a serious issue if some leaves or other plant parts are in contact with the plastic.

Answered by DSchrock