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(Zone 6a)
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foussi
Mar 27, 2016 11:56 AM CST
I dont know what to do. I cut the stem of my alocasia to reproduce it, the upper part with the leafs has roots but the other part has no roots and the buds dont grow, it started rot.
I cut the rotten parts out and put cinnamon as protection on it, i heard cinnamon helps for cuttings. The rotting stem part has no roots.
What should i do?
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I really dont want to lose it

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 27, 2016 2:06 PM CST
Propagation of Alocasia is ususally done by dividing the rhizomes. I'm not sure you can start one from a stem cutting. Does one of your pieces have a rhizome (a bulb that was under ground)? That is the part that will grow.

Daisy
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(Zone 6a)
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foussi
Mar 27, 2016 2:57 PM CST
I divided the rhizome and the thing in the picture is the rhizome but it rots , the other part with the leafs has roots and grows.
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DaisyI
Mar 27, 2016 3:12 PM CST
Did it have only one rhizome and you cut it in half?
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
(Zone 6a)
Aroids
foussi
Mar 27, 2016 3:35 PM CST
DaisyI said:Did it have only one rhizome and you cut it in half?


Yes

Gardeninh is life
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 27, 2016 3:39 PM CST
Hmmm... That might be the problem. You should have waited until there were more rhizomes. I suspect the bottom half is rotting because it is not the growth point.

Daisy
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