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Old 07-02-2007, 05:22 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

Originally Posted by MediaHound View Post
pot them up in a well draining soil, water them daily or better.
I have lost a lot of newly cut and potted pups to rot by over watering before the new roots grow out. In my own experiance it's best to use a 50/50 mix of perlite and planting compost, water once, then wait until you see new growth before watering again which usually takes 15-30 days. I have about a 90% success rate with this method. I should also note that I don't let the corms scab nor do I use any rooting hormone or fungal prohibiter.

Gabe showed me a little secret he has for rooting corms quicker where you peel off the bottom leaves exposing the fresh white area around the corm where the new roots will grow from. I still do it the old way but it's something to think about.
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