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Name: Jenny Davis
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Jenny
Sep 6, 2013 9:56 AM CST
I have just potted on some new cuttings and they are now going very pale. Could anyone give me some advice?
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Newyorkrita
Sep 6, 2013 9:59 AM CST
Welcome to ATP Jenny! Welcome!

What type of cuttings are these? Do you have them indoors or out?
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 6, 2013 10:33 AM CST
Hi Jenny, Welcome! to ATP!

I too am curious as to what plant your cuttings are from. Pale leaves can mean too much water, or sometimes too little water. When I take cuttings I place them in barely damp soil but I live in a very humid area and my growing area is outside so the moisture in the air seems to help.
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2013 12:16 PM CST
Hi Jenny, and Welcome! to ATP.

And sometimes it helps to tent them so they don't transpire and dry out. That depends on what the plant is.

What are your growing conditions like?
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RickCorey
Sep 6, 2013 5:38 PM CST
Welcome Jenny!

League City on Galveston bay in Texas? I bet that has very different summers from England!

>> I have just potted on some new cuttings

Does that mean they were already well-rooted in water, or were they rooted in one pot and now you've moved them to bigger pots?

I've read that "water roots" are poorly adapted to soil or soilless mix, and take a while to get used to it.



Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
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RickCorey
Sep 6, 2013 5:40 PM CST
P.S. There are many ATP members in Texas. If you look at the ATP member map, you'll see your near neighbors.

http://garden.org/users/memberlist/map.php

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