Genesis varieties are available as direct-stick callused cuttings for a shortened crop time, less labor and shrink, reduced input cost, and better branching. Available for Geranium, Osteospermum, Argyranthemum and more. Look for the Genesis icon on products in our catalog and enjoy these added benefits.

Direct-Stick Callused Cutting

Retail-ready plants in as few as 6 weeks!

Genesis cuttings for geranium soffer the same speedy finish and the same top-quality plants as rooted liners, but two weeks faster than unrooted liners. In trials with night temperatures of 55°F (13°C), here is a comparison of Genesis direct-stick vs. traditional unrooted liners.

Genesis Cuttings for geranium

Traditional Unrooted Liner

Genesis Cuttings for osteospermum

Genesis Osteo: Liner vs. Direct Stick

Traditional Unrooted Cuttings

Available as Genesis Direct-stick Callused Cuttings:

Bracteantha Dreamtime®
Ivy Geranium Focus™
Ivy Geranium Precision™
Zonal Geranium Allure™
Zonal Geranium Dynamo™
Zonal Geranium Fantasia®
Zonal Geranium Galaxy™
Zonal Geranium Presto™
Osteospermum Blue Eyed Beauty
Osteospermum Blushing Beauty
Osteospermum Voltage™ White
Osteospermum Voltage™ Yellow
Osteospermum Serenity™
Scaevola Bondi™
Scaevola Blue Fan
Scaevola Brilliant
Scaevola White Sparkle
Sam Hagopian
Sam Hagopian
Product Manager

Genesis offers fantastic benefits

We’ve seen many growers use Genesis cuttings in liners, due to the 100% rooting success and the fact that they can take it off mist multiple days earlier. This, in addition to all the other benefits listed here, make Genesis a better cutting than traditional URCs. Talk to your Ball Seed® Sales Rep for more information about mist recommendations.

LESS LABOR – Genesis can be directstuck into a finished container.

SHORTENED CROP TIME – The comparison seen here proves the time savings.

LESS SHRINK – All Genesis cuttings arrive presorted for uniformity and primed for the best consistency in propagation.

REDUCED INPUT COST – It can be direct-stuck in cold frames and minimal heat environments.

BETTER BRANCHING AND MORE FLOWERS – Direct-sticking allows for maximum light penetration, leading to more branches, and therefore more color on the plant.

NO PROPAGATION REQUIRED – We found in our trials that with night temperatures of 55°F (13°C) or above, you can direct-stick Genesis cuttings.