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Jun 23, 2016 8:33 AM CST
I picked a four leaf clover well over a month ago. It has established roots. How do I plant it without killing it?
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Name: Daisy I
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Jun 23, 2016 10:17 AM CST
That's interesting! I have never seen a clover leaf root - you must have managed to get a small piece of the parent plants root or growth node. I think the tricky part will be getting it out of the botle you rooted it in. Smiling After that, plant it.
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Name: Elaine
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Jun 23, 2016 11:13 AM CST
Also try to find a spot that is similar to where its mother was originally growing? Maybe some place with a little shade right now but that will get sun later in the year when the angle is lower. It's brutal hot in the direct sun right now.

Keep it moist but not too wet and make sure the roots stay covered up with fine soil.

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Name: Sue
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Jun 23, 2016 5:02 PM CST
Welcome! Deborah. That's really interesting! Personally I would transition it gradually by planting it in a pot in damp vermiculite, perlite, or other medium and encasing the whole thing in a clear plastic bag. Make sure the leaves are not touching the sides. I would keep it where you rooted it since it seems to do well there. If it seems to be holding up OK after a few days start opening the plastic bag a little more each day until it seems able to manage without it. Then you can either keep it potted or plant it in the garden, whatever your original intention.

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