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deep East Tx. zone 8
May 8, 2018 9:12 AM CST
|Can anyone tell me how to root tropical hibs? I got one as a gift a year ago and would like to start some new ones. If there is a way, please tell me. This is a beautiful plant and I don't want to lose it. Thanks for any advice. Alda|
May 8, 2018 1:19 PM CST
|I have successfully rooted cuttings in water with a couple drops of hydrogen peroxide added. Change the water often and add a couple drops of peroxide each time.
Hydrogen peroxide is a water molecule with an extra oxygen molecule. When it is added to water, the extra oxygen molecule is released so, for a breath period of time, the water is oxygenated. That helps cuttings grow roots.
But, Hydrogen Perixide will also destroy tissue (that's why it sizzles when you put it on a wound) so 2 - 3 drops is all you should add.
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
President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
May 8, 2018 5:13 PM CST
|I successfully rooted several Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cuttings last winter. Semi-hardened new growth. I put them in a small pot of my regular potting soil (Al's 5:1:1) and put a humidity dome over them. No bottom heat. They rooted fairly quickly.|
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