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May 11, 2020 10:46 PM CST
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Name: Nina Edwards
Melbourne, Victoria
Hey everyone!
I am new to the indoor plant scene and have just started adding to my little collection... I have a quick question about when to plant my water propagated pepperomia moonlight (I am pretty sure that is what they are). I have had three leaves/stems in water for at least a month and a half now and they have all started sprouting cute new leaves on the bottom of the stems which are actually getting to a decent size, however, I can't see any noticeable roots forming... I was just wondering that because they have obvious growth I could put them into soil, or should I continue to wait until I can see roots, or is there anything I can do to make the roots start to grow? What am I doing wrong?

Looking forward to hearing your suggestions,
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May 12, 2020 9:32 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Welcome! Nina. You could continue to let roots and leaves develop in water or you could place the plantlets on top of some damp potting mix in a small pot.

Either should work, but I would opt for the latter. However, you must keep the surface of the soil damp at all times for roots to develop. Spraying the surface of the soil every day or just before it starts to get dry may be a good way to water.

Use a peat-based, porous, soilless otting mix.
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