Flowering plants are just "fruiting" plants. Fruit needs to be physically removed from cutting in order for its hormonal instinct to refocus its energies into root development, so long as it has any "fruit" in this case bud then nature dictates all energy will be spent of finishing fruiting in a last-ditch attempt to save the precious "seed" plants required energy and ability to reroot is stored in the stem, remove excess foliage. The best time of day to take cuttings for propagation is early in the morning. The plants' natural rooting hormones are highest up in the tips of the plants in the morning, so you stand a better chance of propagation by taking your cuttings as early as you can. This applies even if you apply a rooting hormone to your cuttingsWhat will happen if you take a clone from a flowering female and continue the flowering cycle on the clone?