Ask a Question forum: How do I get a clipping from this plant?

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rlconte
Feb 7, 2018 8:50 PM CST
I've tried twice to root this plant. Any advice on the correct way to get a clipping?
Much appreciated,
Lori
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Name: Tamara
Fresno County, California (Zone 9b)
Monetwwqi
Feb 7, 2018 11:37 PM CST
You might try air-layering or a stem cutting, depending on the size of your plant. Years ago, I started a cutting by just sticking it into well draining potting soil.
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Feb 8, 2018 2:10 PM CST
You can only propagate a main stem cutting, not a leaf stem cutting. Main stem cuttings usually root readily in water.
Will Creed
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NJ
rlconte
Feb 8, 2018 7:27 PM CST
Thank you both for your help. I really don't know much about plants. What is air layering and how do I get a main stem cutting.
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Feb 8, 2018 7:47 PM CST
Can you post a photo that shows the entire plant, including its pot?
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
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NJ
rlconte
Feb 11, 2018 2:22 PM CST
Here's some pics....thanks!
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Feb 11, 2018 3:11 PM CST
It looks like you have two plants in the pot and both are still undeveloped and have not yet produced a substantial enough stem to take a cutting for propagation. Same with air layering.

I think your plant may struggle because the pot is so large and the volume is soil excessive. The water globes are not an effective way to water and may lead to root rot.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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skits
Feb 12, 2018 3:22 PM CST
I had that plant for many years but it took up so much room! It spread about five feet across. It finally sprouted a baby so I took the baby out and (it was hard) threw the mom away. The plant currently has about three leaves, but the roots have grown out of the pot already. I'm not sure how long I'll keep the little guy.

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