Epiphyllums forum: Rooting a cutting

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Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Mar 22, 2016 12:19 PM CST
Now that I have a cutting, I've been researching how to root it, and some places recommend putting the cut side down, and others say put what was the tip in the pot (upside down). What works for you?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 22, 2016 12:28 PM CST
I just stick the cut end in the media. It is Spring so it is back to growing mode, especially when it gets nicely warm and bright outdoors, you got good timing for it. Smiling
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Mar 22, 2016 12:35 PM CST
Thanks!
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
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microb
Mar 22, 2016 3:19 PM CST
I agree with Tarev, cut side in the soil about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Make sure the cut end has calloused off. Usually the cutting is kept in a cool dry place for 10-14 days before putting it in the soil. Potting too early can cause the cutting to rot. Should see some new growth in 3- 4 weeks. Good Luck.
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Mar 22, 2016 3:45 PM CST
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Name: Linda
Pawleys Island, SC (Zone 8b)
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Ibartoo
Mar 22, 2016 6:05 PM CST
I,ve done it both ways and never really noticed a big difference.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Mar 22, 2016 6:47 PM CST
I agree with the above for leaf cuttings. A little rooting hormone doesn't hurt either. If you have Long stem cuttings (cut into the woody part of the stem) they can also be rooted in a bucket of water. Learned that from my Asian neighbors.
Name: Marica
Northern Ca mountains 4000' (Zone 7b)
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crystalview
Jun 25, 2016 8:14 PM CST
The cutting are rooted but both ends were cut when I got them. Slow to show growth. I just assumed that they would still grow
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Jun 26, 2016 12:14 PM CST
They should grow. Be patient.

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