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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
Nov 3, 2015 6:21 PM CST
|Hello I am particularly interested because there seems a few advantages that I can forsee. First one can see easily that the stem cutting has generated a root system and then it can be potted in its soil. However, would you suggest it for a particular group of plants.( i.i. do you have tried it with rhododendrons or rose bushes or dahlia stem cuttings?). Thanks. P.S. propagation by cuttings is such a pleasurable endeavor that I don't restrict it for any moment of the year. Now its spring and some of the house plants could be propagated your way. Arturo|
Nov 3, 2015 8:38 PM CST
|I always use a bubbler to root the larger cuttings like brugmansia because first there is a lot of oxygen in the water and I believe it's easier for the cuttings to take up water easier than in a moist substrate thus you get way less vascular collapse. Also with the constant movement and aeration of the water there is a huge reduction in stagnation.|
The picture is of a brugmansia cutting I received that started producing pre-roots in less than 24 hours sitting in the bubbler.
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Nov 4, 2015 3:38 AM CST
|Aha, another fun project to show my propagation classes. |
The root structure that Gordon shows in his photo after only 20 days and Anne's picture of the overnight nubbies are pretty remarkable.
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