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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Sep 4, 2011 3:39 PM CST
I don't recall that I've seen such a thread about this subject on this website. Dave suggested I start one. What flowers do you have good luck dividing or taking cuttings?

Another thread that I think would be beneficial would be : Preparing for an upcoming plant swap.
How far ahead does one prepare for that and what plants do you feel are the most desirable for other gardeners?
Has anyone had luck taking columbines to a plant swap? scabiosa? snapdragons?

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Sep 7, 2011 1:08 PM CST
Hello Pip,
I propagate tropical plants and when I get too many I sell them on eBay. One of the ones I have the best luck with is the cuttings I take from Jasmine Sambac Maid of Orleans. It is so much fun watching and waiting to see if you just wasted time or will this crop of cuttings be a bumper one. I am not sure what you want to talk about, but I am here if you want to chat. I am happy to share and even more eager to learn more about what others cut and plant.

I want to know how to propagate the new philodendron I have. I know it can be done because I did it by accident when I broke a piece off moving it, but now I am wondering where to cut for stems or can I do it with a leaf. The plant is Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess'. I have had several requests for them since people saw I had those two I sold. Could use some help with this. I was going to go try and find another forum to ask but I will try this first. HELP! Please. I'm all ears!
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 7, 2011 1:51 PM CST
Coleus are very easy to propagate from cuttings. Many of us do this in fall and over winter them in the house for next year. Allison did a recent article on it:
http://garden.org/articles/view/Onewish1/91/

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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Sep 8, 2011 7:33 AM CST
I am not familiar with the specific philodendrum that you speak of but I've always been able to root philodendrum stem cutting in water. They tend to root fast if my memory serves me right.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 8, 2011 8:04 AM CST
When I was a kid my Mom had some huge philodendrons which she rooted easily in water. Not that cultivar though.

Found this by googling.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110303133919AA...

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Sep 8, 2011 9:59 AM CST
Thanks so much for the link. They forgot to mention, that when you cut it it bleeds and gets all over everything and stains.Big Time. I found that out last time I accidentally broke a piece off. I thought I was bleeding and it was the plant. Big Grin
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 13, 2011 9:56 AM CST
Anyone know anything about propagating passifloras? I have a couple that are kind of too big to try to drag in to overwinter, but I'd really like to have some for next year. Or can I uproot them, trim the roots and put them in smaller pots for the winter? This is the first year I've had them and I really like them!
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Hemophobic
Sep 13, 2011 10:35 AM CST
Okay. Here are a few I've had great luck rooting from cuttings (in plain water):

Caryopteris
Weigela
Callicarpa
Rosemary
Some salvias
Pieris japonica
Abutilon
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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Sep 13, 2011 2:31 PM CST
These I've rooted in water:
Salvia Anthony Parker
Salvia guaranitica 'Costa Rica Blue'
Salvia 'Purple Majesty'
Salvia 'Jean's Purple Passion'
Salvia involucrata
Salvia elegans 'Pineapple Sage'
Salvia neuerpia
Salvia confertiflora
Salvia chamaedryoides
Salvia lemmonnii
Salvia mexicana 'Huntington Gardens'
Salvia mexicana 'Russell's Form'
Salvia madrensis
Salvia dorisiana
Salvai canariensis
other salvias.......
Gardenia
Hydrangea
Lemon Verbena
Rose of Sharon
Tagetes lemmonii
Fig
Others, but I'll have to think about it...lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 13, 2011 3:13 PM CST
Once the database gets up and running, you should add that information on those plants! We'll have to get Dave to put in a check box for "roots in water."
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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Sep 13, 2011 4:10 PM CST
I just love it because most will tell you that rooting in water won't work...and well, yes, for many things, it does work.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 13, 2011 4:22 PM CST

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It does work on most things, but I know from experience that those roots usually are more fragile than the ones that grow in other media. I just cautioned some people in the rose forum to be extra-careful when transplanting water-grown cuttings into soil. The roots break off easily during that process.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 13, 2011 5:00 PM CST
There was a tip (I think from Shoe?) to gradually add soil to water rooted cuttings.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Sep 13, 2011 5:23 PM CST
I use a light soil mix and don't pack it down, just water in well.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Angie Threatt
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Bonsaigirly
Sep 16, 2011 3:00 AM CST
hello, I have done all kinds of ferns, I have separated a fig bellus ficus, and as far as cuttings, lets see
Hollies
Boxwood's
Fukean tea tree
Chinese elm
coleus
trident maple
Crape myrtle
loropetalums
and many many more, But I would like a thread for plants that have been saved. pics of before and after and what was done to make them recover. Basically a plant rescue thread is what I am speaking of, for those of us that love to save plants.
If anyone can save a Bonsai, then that is I
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 16, 2011 3:33 AM CST

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A rescue thread would be fun, but I never take photos of distressed plants, so I'd have no "befores" to go with the "afters." I'll have to change my picture-taking habits.

By the way, you look awfully young for a gardener. Hilarious!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 16, 2011 8:17 AM CST
Zuzu, are you saying that you have had luck rooting rose cuttings in water? I always hear that you should stick the cutting in soil and cover it....and so far I haven't had any luck with that!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 16, 2011 12:31 PM CST

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Yes, Woofie. It's very easy to root rose cuttings in water, but not so easy to plant them later.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Sep 16, 2011 2:36 PM CST

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JB, Lari Ann on the Aroids Forum would be the one to ask for definitive direction about propagating your Philodendron. Nice having a hybridizer/botanist here.

Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Montauk Daisy) and Ajania Pacifica are both easy to root from cuttings.

The MD in this pic represent 1/3 of the cuttings from late June from 3 plants, all just stuck in a "mud" puddle and watered frequently. The AP cuttings are 1/2 of those from mid July, from 1 plant, with same "planting" method. Photo was taken 10/15/2010.
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This pic was taken 11/19/2010
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Name: Linda
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Ibartoo
Sep 17, 2011 9:54 AM CST
Woofie, There are several ways that you can easily root passiflora. I have used oasis ( we florists foam) a 1 gallon aquarium with a bubbler and soil. They all have worked easily for me. Some varieties root better in soil tho.
Use bottom heat if possible and change the water often.
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