Last July we took 2 cuttings from our high-yield currants bush in Mich. and brought them on our sabbatical to Israel in the bush's own soil. Each of the 2 inch cuttings sprouted a leaf, and then all stopped, regardless of direct/indirect sunlight, length of sun, moderate/excess water criteria. Though the original bush is getting watered by rains only, and is exposed to plenty of sunlight. Since July the cuttings appear to have very slowly produced bud-like growths on their stems, visible in the attached pictures. I replanted them in the local soil, noticing that each had put out only a single thin root thread. The plants are in plenty of indirect sunlight, and get plenty of water. The progress is not there, nor do the plants die. Any ideas regarding stimulating their growth? Thanks.