Brugmansias forum: When to pot them?

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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Rhapsody616
Aug 31, 2013 11:49 PM CST
I have a friend who swapped cuttings with me. Most of them did very well. I discover Styrofoam is 95% air so it roots cuttings better and you only have to change the water once a week!! Anyway most have prominent rootlets along the sides. Should I wait until they have roots or should I plant them now?

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 1, 2013 7:58 AM CST
I usually wait until the roots are an inch or so long. It won't take very long, maybe another week or so! Then after you pot it up, keep it in the shade until you start seeing new top growth.
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gone2seed
Sep 1, 2013 1:46 PM CST

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I would plant now. As Elaine says,shade shade and more shade.Now fwiw,I plant mine in soil as soon as they get the little white lenticels,those things most of us call "nubbies".
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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
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Rhapsody616
Sep 1, 2013 3:05 PM CST
Thank you both. The nublets (what I call rootlets) are larger then the ones you show in the picture. And some have a 1/2 root on the bottom. It is cool enough today to plant so outside I go!!
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