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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Apr 5, 2016 12:32 PM CST
I'm so happy to have these plants that rooted from cuttings:

plumeria
firespike (these are the easiest)
shrimp plant (easy)
hibiscus
gardenia
fig

So what sucesses have you had? Do tell...


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Name: Greene
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greene
Apr 5, 2016 12:43 PM CST
Alternanthera.
Purchased one plant for $3 and while learning to use the Forsyth Pot method I propagated 98 plants. Hurray!
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I also learned that the soil PH and amount of sun exposure changes the color of the foliage and the height of the plant.

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Apr 5, 2016 1:45 PM CST
Wow!!! Now that's getting your monies worth! Gotta make me a Forsyth Pot.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Apr 5, 2016 6:24 PM CST
I first learned about the Forsythe (Forsyth) Pot Method on a site called PlantSwap.net. The person who posted the information is named zuzu's petals (not the same person as our ATP zuzu). Here is a link to what she posted:
http://www.plantswap.net/forum/f25/propagating-cuttings-usin...

You can Google 'Forsythe Pot' to see how others have done the method.

In truth...the method was invented by a man named Andrew Forsyth...spelled without the 'e'...and i'm in the process of writing an article about it.
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Name: Arlene
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florange
Apr 11, 2016 4:59 PM CST
I called in the troops today (my husband) to remove 2 firespike plants I had planted in December 2014. One was 10 ft wide and the other was smaller because I had been hacking at it. We got both out and sighed. Looks so much better! That plant is a thug and it tries to suffocate any other plant near it.

I'm on a barrier island just south of Daytona Beach and we really have to be careful when I plant something because my garden is small. I wanted the orange bird to grow as well as the dwarf bottlebrush. Those firespikes were trying to run right over them.

I have a purple firespike on the other side of the yard and will prune it when it stops blooming. It's 7 ft tall. I'm a Master Gardner. Honest to Pete, those MG's thought the firespike was the best thing going. What were they thinking??????
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
May 14, 2016 2:28 PM CST
Just my butterworts (pingucuila )

Carnivorous plant. Literally pull a leaf and drop. The end......

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Name: Missy
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Zazinnia
May 28, 2016 2:34 PM CST
I am working on propagation this summer. So far, I have rooted coleus (which I know are so easy) and now am working on a box of clippings that was shared with me. I also have some rose cuttings I am working on.

Oh also, bought an Haight Ashbury hibiscus that I took 3 cuttings from. I have had them in soil for a week and they all 3 look good. Hurray! Hurray!

I have the material to make a couple of the Forsythe Pots and am chomping at the bit to use them. The only problem I am having is sealing up the terra cotta pot holes. Wayne used some silicone on them so I will see if that works. Thanks for that link, @greene.

@piksihk, Betsy, and @florange, Arlene, I would love a cutting of firespike (any color) if you can spare it. Would be happy to pay postage. Plants that are aggressive in your zones may be a bit tamer in zone 8.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
May 28, 2016 4:09 PM CST
Missy, sure you may have the red firespike. I have one ready; send me a t-mail.

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Name: Greene
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greene
May 28, 2016 4:42 PM CST
Zazinnia said:Forsythe Pots ...The only problem I am having is sealing up the terra cotta pot holes.


I ask friends/relatives to save me corks from wine bottles and use a sharp knife to shave the cork to fit the holes. If you have no access to wine corks you can buy a small package of assorted size corks at craft stores such as A C Moore.

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drdawg
May 28, 2016 5:12 PM CST
I can send y'all all the cork stoppers you could ever want.
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Name: Greene
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greene
May 28, 2016 5:13 PM CST
Thumbs up
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purpleinopp
May 29, 2016 8:44 AM CST
Too many to name or list, but wanted to encourage everyone. If others have propagated whatever-it-is, you should be able to too. This is a great time of year for most attempts (for those in N hemisphere.) Best luck everyone!

The #1 problem I think is trying to propagate in a store-bought soil with some kind of fertilizer or "moisture control" crystals in it. Both present unnecessary disadvantages.
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
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bhart90
May 29, 2016 11:01 AM CST
purpleinopp said:Too many to name or list, but wanted to encourage everyone. If others have propagated whatever-it-is, you should be able to too. This is a great time of year for most attempts (for those in N hemisphere.) Best luck everyone!

The #1 problem I think is trying to propagate in a store-bought soil with some kind of fertilizer or "moisture control" crystals in it. Both present unnecessary disadvantages.



Agreed, to premium for anything to start from.

I got 18 roses from 2 dozen floral bouquets rooted strictly in compost and willow leaves, which CONTAINS a rooting hormone naturally

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Name: Missy
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Zazinnia
May 30, 2016 12:04 PM CST
Never realized that about potting soil. That is what I usually use.

I have read so much about the EZ cloner. I want one. I only have about 1/3 of an acre here and know I don't NEED that many plants, but I cant help myself. I dream about enclosing my front yard in butterfly bushes and hibiscus and small ornamental trees. Then I dream of filling in my front with roses and salvias and gingers and and and........ Hilarious! Hilarious! Get the picture??
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
May 30, 2016 1:41 PM CST
Not a success to share, but this morning apparently a raccoon turned over some of my pots of daylily seeds Sighing!
Name: Missy
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Zazinnia
May 30, 2016 4:02 PM CST
Angry Angry raccoons and squirrels (that scratch around in my seed pots!).

Sorry to hear that. I imagine those daylily seeds are precious. Lot of work goes into that.
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Name: Angela
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dayliliesandart
Jun 1, 2016 3:43 PM CST
@bluegrassmom I'm so sorry to hear about your seeds!! I have had squirrels in my daylily seedling beds and completely pull out my seedlings. Pesky squirrels.

I've successfully rooted a purple hydrangea, given to me by a friend, the hydrangea was originally rooted from a wedding bouquet.

Also, have successfully rooted grape cuttings.

Would love to try and root roses. Lovey dubby
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 1, 2016 7:14 PM CST
aww, my son just got married May 21st. That would be so special to have a plant from a wedding day.
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jun 2, 2016 12:30 PM CST
My white with yellow plumeria that was started in Nov. has leaves and bud/'claw'.
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drdawg
Jun 2, 2016 12:57 PM CST
Hurray! My cuttings will not root during the fall and winter months. You are lucky that yours did. Thumbs up
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