I have to say that I am excited to do this article, in which I show you my experience in rooting maples, which I have been perfecting over the years. This experience has been through trial and error for a long time and losing many cuttings along the way. I must also say that rooting maples can be very easy, but it can also be very difficult and what works one day the next does not and without knowing why. So, do not be discouraged, and try and observe very well what works best for each one. For this, very strict guidelines must be followed, which we will see little by little and without skipping any steps, as they are all very important. If you are willing to embark on this adventure, I assure you fun and great satisfaction in rooting your cuttings, not only of maple but also of many other plants. Shall we start? ... Let's go To start, the first thing, of course, is to have our propagator, there are many on the market and anyone can help us, I have even had many videos on how to make a DIY propagator, but since this is not the objective of this post, I will not delve into it. Personally over the years I have used these DIY propagators and they work just like the ones you can find on the market, but lately I am using the 40 stream x socket. The next step is to make sure that our propagator is 100% sterile, for this we will proceed to disinfect it, with 50% bleach 50% water for a minimum of 1 day, also when the cloner gives me fungus, cyanobacteria or any other problems, what disinfected with erythromycin for 3 or 4 days. After disinfecting it, rinse it with chlorinated water so that nothing remains, and when it is dry I spray it with pure isopropyl alcohol and we already have our cloner ready for use. I have to say that this is a very important step, as the place where we are going to place our cloner must be completely disinfected, for that I use 20% bleach and 80% water, spraying walls and floor with the mixture. At this point many of you will think that all this is too much for simple cuttings, but I tell you that this is one of the most important steps to succeed, disinfection, most maple cuttings are lost because of a bad disinfection and in the end they end up with fungi and they end up dying. The second step is to prepare the water that is used in the cloner. I use osmosis water, to which I add 1.5 ml of bleach for every 20 liters of water, that is 1.5 ml of bleach for every 5 gallons of water and 0.5 ml of superthrive, and if I don't have I add the same amount of rooting hormones to the water. When the propagator is already working I add 1 ml of bleach every 4 or 5 days to keep the water free of pathogens, if someone has a chlorine meter, the ideal thing is to keep the water with 1 to 2 PPM of chlorine, during the entire time The process lasts, but that with the amounts that I have put it is not necessary and they come very close to that amount of chlorine.