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Name: Amanda Gambrell
SouthEast Missouri (Zone 6b)
BabyB
Apr 26, 2015 10:04 PM CST
I was given 3 brugmansia cutting, they came in the mail yesterday. I immediately put them in a pot with tamped damp soil I soaked the soil really good and let it drain for over 24 hours before planting. I got up this morning and one is really droopy. Is that normal? Will it be ok? I am hoping it is just the shock and once it settles it will purk back up. It is my first time with them so I am just a little worried.
Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Apr 26, 2015 11:59 PM CST
Hi Amanda, Welcome! to ATP.

I think you might have better results if you put those cuttings in water first. They root real easy in a glass of water. If your cuttings have leaves, strip all but the top 2 off so all the energy can be applied to rooting. Change the water every day and once they have roots you can pot them up.

Hope this helps.
Joy
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 27, 2015 7:58 AM CST
Welcome! Amanda. I like starting my brug cuttings in water, too. But I don't change the water at all. Brugs actually secrete a rooting hormone that helps them to make roots in the water. If kept pretty warm, the cuttings usually start forming roots within a week. The water never gets funky.

As soon as you have white 'nubbins' showing up on the stems you can re-pot them. Or you can wait until the roots are lengthening out a bit, but don't wait too long because roots formed in water are not as strong as roots formed in soil. You should see roots starting within a week. Then the cuttings stand a much better chance of taking off once you pot them up.
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Name: Amanda Gambrell
SouthEast Missouri (Zone 6b)
BabyB
Apr 27, 2015 8:36 AM CST
Hello to you all Smiling Thank you
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Apr 27, 2015 3:38 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said: Welcome! Amanda. I like starting my brug cuttings in water, too. But I don't change the water at all. Brugs actually secrete a rooting hormone that helps them to make roots in the water. If kept pretty warm, the cuttings usually start forming roots within a week. The water never gets funky.


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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Apr 27, 2015 4:13 PM CST
I would leave those Brugs in the soil.
I have much better luck rooting them in sand than trying to root them in water.

At my house... They rot in water, and I find it necessary to trim the bottoms if I fail to change the water often enough.

I reckon that it's just one of those things, where you try different methods until you find one that works for you.

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