Hibiscus forum: Rooting cutting has a bud

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Jul 17, 2016 8:51 PM CST
I've got a cutting from my large red NOID Hibiscus that I've got rooting in some water mixed with a smidgen of liquid root stimulator. I noticed this afternoon it's developed a bud. My geranium cuttings do the same pretty much after they've rooted. Should I leave this bud on or remove it?


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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jul 17, 2016 9:14 PM CST
As much as we want blooms, at this point I think I would remove the bud. You want the plant to put all it's energy into getting larger and stronger and not waist anything on blooms right now. There will be plenty of time for blooms when it's stronger.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Jul 18, 2016 6:22 AM CST
That's what I thought too Jay. The cuttings all have the little white nubs which I'll have to assume are emerging roots. Is it best to wait to pot these until I actually see roots coming out or pot them now in some good potting soil and add some of the root stimulator to that?
Chris
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jul 18, 2016 6:41 AM CST
I forget what those white nubs are called but they aren't roots. They form before the roots. You need to wait until they develop a good root system before transplanting.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Jul 18, 2016 7:08 AM CST
Thanks Jay, patience, patience, patience is what I need.

Chris
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2016 7:36 AM CST
@ Horntoad Those nubbies are lenticels. Thumbs up
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jul 18, 2016 8:32 AM CST
Thanks Sandi, I knew there was a name for them, but couldn't think of it.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
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Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2016 8:49 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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