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Name: Ngoc Please
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Ngocplease
Apr 30, 2020 10:16 PM CST
Hello,
I have terrible verrucosum luck.
I can't root a cutting properly: I've tried the semi-hydro with lecca on the bottom, perlite and topped it off with sphagmoss; some roots rotted.
Took it out and tried the same method but with an aerated container, but then the leaves look even sadder than before.
I thought doing this would promote root growth (it kind of did) but also did a lot of damage.
So, now it's back in water (which it was doing the best in, but very slow growth)
I just got another big boy in the mail, it's a little damaged from shipping but good signs of roots and a new leaf is otw.
Pls send any guidance as to soil mixture, what kind of medium should I put them into? Should I use a terra-cotta pot?
My humidity is always 70 and higher. I have a south west facing area for my plants which they love. I also have a west facing room that's not too bad either, (my calatheas live here).
These guys are causing my hair to fall out bc I love them so much but can't seem to get them going 😔
Ty in advance

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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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oneeyeluke
May 2, 2020 3:00 AM CST
The pure water works best with those cuttings and never tap water. I use Pro-mix BX for most of my transplants, however I add some cactus soil mix to the mixes I want a lot of drainage, or just use Pro-mix HP. I would use the Pro mix BX or HP by itself for my special plants. You can use a terra-cotta pot since you have high humidity. Good luck
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
May 2, 2020 6:12 AM CST
You have enough roots to just go on and plant it in a small container. I just propagated 2 cuttings off of one of my stock plants and just stuck the clasping roots at the node in the dirt. Started growing immediately
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Name: Ngoc Please
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Ngocplease
May 2, 2020 7:52 AM CST
So I pulled the big boy out and unfortunately the roots were mainly rotted.
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Would it be okay if I cut where my thumb is? I marked in yellow.
Should I cut it or just leave it alone?

Would it root and be better if I divide them up to give each leaf and stem its own energy?

I placed the small one in a closed terrarium, he's doing a lot better, no more fussing and I'm leaving him tf alone.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
May 2, 2020 11:45 AM CST
I would just plant that whole thing in a container of soil. Dust it with some rooting hormone, keep it moist not wet. I wouldn't cut it at all, but that is just the way I grow.
You have FOUR root producing nodes below your thumb. If you remove those, your topgrowth will have very little left to rely on. All those nods are actively making roots, just because the first ones rotted doesn;t mean they will not make new roots.
I never, EVER root anything in water. I know a lot of people do, but to me its an unnecessary step.
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Name: Ngoc Please
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Ngocplease
May 2, 2020 3:31 PM CST
Okay Gina, I will do that. is there any way I can get in direct contact with you to ask more questions about anthuriums? I have a few I want to propagate but not sure how since it's just a big thick stem. Thanks!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
May 2, 2020 6:29 PM CST
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