I have used various methods of rooting cuttings over the years each with their own pluses and negatives. Last year most of my cuttings were rooted in spagnum moss in a baggie then into styrofoam cup poked full of holes and then those went into a covered bin. I had a high rate of success but it is too much work.
This year I rooted half of my cuttings using my new method which is a variation of other rooting methods.
1. I cut the cuttings to 4-6 inches with at least 3 nodes.
2. I add about 20% more perlite to Promix BX and dampen it until it is moist but still fairly fluffy.
3. I take an old takeout container or plastic shoe box(with lid) and lightly bury 5-6 cuttings horizontally. Then the containers get stored in a warm and dark location.
4. After a couple weeks, I start checking for roots. I am waiting for them to break through the mix about an inch. I don't disturb the soil until I see solid root formation.
5. Once there are nice roots, I take the cutting out and leave the others that aren't ready in the container. The rooted cutting goes into a 1/2-1 gallon pot containing same mix. I only leave one bud above(less than 20% of overall cutting) the soil line. If the bud already broke I bury the whole cutting to keep the baby leaves and branch from leeching moisture.
6. The pot goes under grow lights or window. No humidity box needed. I noticed that the buds break slower with no humidity box but the roots develop faster to support impending top growth.
My success rate is very high with this method and alot less work and root disturbance as the cutting comes out very easy from loose soil.
The benefits are:
1. Less work
2. Less wasted material(styrofoam cups, bags, spagnum moss) Last cutting in container reuses mix
3. No rewetting soil while rooting
4. No big humidity bins and airing them out
The negatives are:
1. Once rooted, the plants take up more space. Next year I am going to look for better pots.