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May 17, 2020 11:03 AM CST

Hello everyone!

I have had this African parachuteplant for 2-3 years. It has been doing really well, even blooming during winter months. I decided that I wanted to propegate it since I've never done that before, and this plant particularly felt perfect to start with. I have made one cutting a week ago and there are roots growing, so I've got that going at least.

I am a bit worried about what I should do next. At some point I'm supposed to put it in soil, but I find it difficult to determine when the roots are long enough to do so (I'll try to add a photo to show).

I am also not sure if I have been cutting correctly. The cutting has roots on one end and bulbs on the other. I'm not sure if these bulbs give the plant opportunity to grow, or if they are going to "block" any growth. They didn't look like the bulbs where the roots came out from, so I'm a bit confused as to what this is.

I really want this propogation to work, because it's just such a nice succulent.

Thanks in advance and with kind regards,

Dylan
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May 17, 2020 11:52 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I would lay the entire cutting on the surface of a pot of cactus soil (roots down). Don't bury it but snug it down so both ends make good contact with the soil. Keep it barely damp.
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May 17, 2020 11:55 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
PS: For future reference, I would take cuttings that included a couple leaf nodes in the middle of the cutting.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
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May 18, 2020 11:10 AM CST

Thank you very much Daisy! I had a feeling I should've included some leaf nodes. I'll be sure to do that next time.
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