Views: 322, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end

Nov 14, 2016 8:14 AM CST
How often do you change the water ? There is a lot about how to cut and how long of a stem but I have not heard how often to change the water ??
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
Nov 14, 2016 8:16 AM CST
I would imagine it would depend on what plant the cutting is from???? IDK.................
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Nov 14, 2016 10:32 AM CST
That's true, some plants make their own rooting hormones, so if you leave cuttings for a couple of weeks in the same water they will root better. My brugmansias, coleus and begonias both do this. I just add fresh water to what's in the container.

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." โ€“Winston Churchill
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Nov 15, 2016 11:23 AM CST
I've not had much luck with water.
It's so much easier to start cuttings in soil. Works every time for me.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Brugmansias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art
Nov 15, 2016 11:24 AM CST
It depends on the plant, but I've also had better luck rooting in soil. It seems much faster. The things I root in water can take months or end up rotting.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Will Creed
Professional indoor plant consultan
Nov 15, 2016 8:00 PM CST
It probably doesn't make a lot of difference, but change the water when it starts to look cloudy, maybe every week or two.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by plantmanager and is called "Adenium Obesum"