Step 5. Once the cutting is selected, I prep the cut for removal, but razoring off every node blow the apex and the first node below the apex.
I leave the bottom 2 nodes above where I will make the 45. They will get sliced off in the water.
Once the desired cutting has been preped it should look like this.
Step 6. Time to remove the cutting. This particular one is one on the back of my plant so I will just cut it off flush against the stalk. As soon as I remove it the procedure moves a little quickly.
It goes straight into the water filled cutting bowl, I 45 just below my 2 bottom nodes, then next I slice the remaining lower nodes off flush, scrap a little skin off, dip it and stick it.