twitcher said:Kate, Yes, that is what I've been trying to do (and its a great suggestion). In my earlier post, I did not mention and should have, that it seems like some of these don't root as well as others. Sherri sent me a crested Borimir which has been highly unstable and does not appear to want to root. It grows in one direcction for awhile, them in another, but always very slowly. I eventually had to divide it so that I could keep enough of it in contact with the ground. Part of my problem is that I have a loose mix, which wants to wash away from the plant during rain or watering, but I am afraid of rot with these, so not using anything more dense or water retentive. Because they are not rooting and it's been hot here, I've been misting daily and also watering more deeply to get the whole pot damp. But this time of the year in this climate, the pots dry out fast. Borimir has yet to develop roots at all. Deep Fire likes to root OK. Mauna Kea limited but OK.
Still, everything is surviving but just bizarre enough and demanding enough to keep me nervous and paying close attention.