Propagation forum: test tube type rooter

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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 21, 2012 11:23 AM CST
This container is handy for rooting small cuttings of
many plants in water. The tubes are four inches tall
and are joined together in a flexible way - it can be
curved like a rainbow or shaped in an 'S' shape.
It was a gift several years ago for Mother's Day.
I enjoy using it because it's so convenient, small
cuttings stay upright and the new roots are visible
to determine the best time for planting in soil.

Louise
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(the tubes are full of water)
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sheryl
Jan 3, 2013 4:03 PM CST
I haven't seen anything like that before. I know it was a gift, but any Idea where it came from?
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Jan 4, 2013 6:07 PM CST
It was from my son and daughter-in-law who live in
Houston. I'll ask her where she bought it and let
you know.

If a person had a source for buying test tubes, they
could use a drill with a large drill-bit of the tube size to
make holes in a 2"x4" (or similar) piece of wood. Then,
just stand the tubes up in the base which could be any
shape desired.

Louise
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Jan 26, 2013 8:32 AM CST
I bought test tubes to start cuttings last year. There are sits online where you can get them by the dozen and they are not too expensive. Also, the holders are sold there also. I found it very easy to use them but the space I needed for the holders became a problem. I am sorry I do not remember the links to the sites but if you google test tubes you can find one I am sure.

The ones I bought are the regular ones they use in labs and they comes in different sizes.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Jan 26, 2013 2:00 PM CST
I like using glass for rooting because the roots can be so pretty to look at!
Louise what leaves are those you have rooting? They look nice!
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Jan 28, 2013 4:41 PM CST
The common plant name is 'chicken gizzard'. It grows to about 18-20" tall
and, with pinching, makes an attractive vivid dark red foliage plant. It isn't
hardy, so I take new cuttings each fall for starting new pots for the spring.

Louise
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 24, 2013 8:33 AM CST
Here's a nice one for rooting in water
http://www.gardeners.com/Rooting-Tube-Set/8586723,default,pd...

Karen
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Feb 24, 2013 11:32 AM CST
Its the right price too! The only thing I don't like is that it isn't just a bit longer, I probably will get one though, its cute!! Thanks Karen I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Gita Veskimets
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gitagal
Mar 14, 2015 7:16 PM CST
The tubes could be held upright if you fill a container with sand and just stand them
up in it. No special racks needed. Also--very re-usable for more tubes.

Gita
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 14, 2015 8:05 PM CST
There is a way to get some tubes for free. Certain alcoholic drinks come in tubes. [You can use keywords 'alcoholic drinks in tubes' to see them.] One type is called Test-Tube Shots. Get to know your local bartender and see if you get the used tubes to re-purpose them. Sometimes they come with a stand.
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