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Old 07-05-2010, 07:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello again, Banana Buddies:


This will be a thread to post shots of your cuttings, and discuss methods and procedures of encouraging them to develop roots. Some cuttings can be tricky while others are super easy. Feel free to post shots of some of yours and tell us what you're doing.

I'll begin the thread with pics of some of my own cuttings I'm currently rooting and having success with. Here's my "Amythest Beautyberry" Callicarpa shrub cutting that has now taken root and is currently growing into it's own bush...





Some other Callicarpa cuttings I rooted in a glass of water...





"Caerulea" passiflora vine cutting, rooted in soil with a plastic cover and now growing happily...






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Cool cuttings! Thanks for sharing, SunFish.


Here's another "Amythest Beautyberry" shrub cutting this morning, now rooted. I took it's top off and it began to develop leaf buds on both sides of the nodes...





It's a bit different from my others though in that it's the only one whose roots have sent up another shoot at the base of the cutting...





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Some some plants such as members of the persimmon family will never root due to genetic factors.

For hard-to-root ornamentals try a rooting gel and follow directions.

For edible plants -- herbs, vegetables, fruits: most rooting gels and powders now have a warning somewhere in small print on the jar or bottle. Don't use them. Instead, use seaweed extract and follow the directions on the bottle.

The best source of information I've come across for rooting and plant propagation in general is the following text:
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Thanks for the info, Richard.


Took this shot today of my "Burrito" (baby burro's tail) succulent cuttings that rooted in plain soil with no rooting hormone whatsoever...





Also rooted this New Guinea Impatiens cutting recently as well in water, and then transferred to soil. Even an idiot could root one of these, they're so easy...





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Also worth mentioning:


This is an excellent, although expensive product, that works like a charm in the successful rooting of nearly any cuttings...





This product just about ensures success, so it's well worth the money if you enjoy propagating your plants by way of cuttings.


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Mist bed for rooting cuttings.

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Intermitent mist; 6 seconds every 6 minutes, during daylight hours.

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For those that do not have a greenhouse mist system, there is always the plastic bag you can put the pot and cutting in. Cuttings in moist media in a plastic bag in the shade do well for me.

There is one other trick I often use--I take all the leaves off except for 4 and pinch the tender tip off the cuttings--then tear the tip off the remaining 4 leaves. The injury induces hormones in the plant that stimulate root development.
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Excellent information Sbl - I've experienced what you're advising to be true as well.

Glad you brought up misting John, so that maybe a certain friend will see me as credible when I tell him about misting his cuttings! Maybe he'll now admit I'm right...


Here's some more "burrito" cuttings I rooted in a little hanging basket. It's so vigorous it's developing roots in the air! You can see them in the pic...





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Here's my Hoya I'm doing from a cutting.
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This product [WILT-PRUF] just about ensures success, so it's well worth the money if you enjoy propagating your plants by way of cuttings.
Wilt-Pruf is beta-Pinene concentrate. It sells generically for under $10 a quart, under $20 a gallon, or under $30 for a 2.5 gallon canister at your regional agricultural supply store (not big box stores). Seaweed extract is more effective.
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Not here Richard - it's 20 -25 bucks a bottle for the size I showed in the pic earlier!

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I really think it's a terrific product though and it suits my purposes.


Here's my "Devil's Backbone" cutting this morning that someone sent me from the US. It really took off this Spring...






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I really think it's a terrific product though and it suits my purposes.
You mis-understood. It is sold generically (not under the Wilt-Pruf brand) for under $10 a quart in your area. It is mainly used in agriculture as a pesticide for some crops.

Beta-Pinene does prevent wilt. However, it does nothing for root production. The plants you are propagating root easily in water.

In a more general setting, people rooting budwood of fruiting perennials do not have leaves on their cuttings (purposely removed). Most available rooting gels and powders contain carcinogens and thus are a poor choice (and illegal) to use on plants grown for food. The best alternative is Seaweed extract which contains plant hormone that will promote roots in cuttings -- provided the plant is genetically capable of doing so. For example, stone fruits are capable but members of the persimmon family are not. The instructions for using Seaweed extract for rooting are typically on the bottle. If not, please contact me and I'd be happy to provide it.
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Just don't use anti-transpirants enough to be too concerned about them. In fact the bottle of Wilt-Pruf I have is still full and hardly used. Cuttings can easily root without the use of these products but for tough ones I like a bit of extra help.

Never seen the generic brand of wilt-pruf, but I do use seaweed extract and fish emulsion. I also use an organic starter formula that works great in promoting root growth in seedlings and cuttings. Of course there are hundreds of different methods but we are all just sharing what's worked well for us. Thanks for the info, Richard.


Here's some interesting cuttings I got to root last season. Sorry for the crappy webcam shots. Someone sent me what looked like a switch of dead wood from their 10 year old Wisteria vine they'd trained into a tree.

I cut the wood into 3-6 inch sections and used a hardwood rooting hormone and covered the little sticks with plastic. Within a week here's what began to happen...





This cutting was accidently planted upside down but still began growing...





This one started growing in less than a week...





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Question. How do you keep algae from forming on perlite.
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Here's my "Devil's Backbone" cutting this morning that someone sent me from the US. It really took off this Spring...

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That's an interesting plant.....and it seems the devil has scoliosis! LOL
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Tony - I don't know about the others, but I do, occasionally, (not very often) get some algae on perlite. I don't do anything about it.
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... Of course there are hundreds of different methods but we are all just sharing what's worked well for us.
The purpose of my post was not to share what's working, but instead to save you money. If you ask for generic Wilt-Pruf you won't find it. Instead ask for generic beta-Pinene.

For everyone else, keep in mind that Seaweed Extract is principally a plant hormone, not a fertilizer. Follow the directions for cuttings, not monthly hormone supplement.

High Nitrogen Fish Emulsion (e.g., 5-1-1) is not a good choice when rooting cuttings. Instead try something with significant phosphate such as 10-30-20 or if you are really impatient, 10-52-10.
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Too funny, Bryan!!!

Is that reference to the spelling of your name because of me? I think I spelled your name wrong once or twice, but I've got it now. Bryan with a "Y".

Yes, the zig zag stems are the signature of Devil's Backbone. One different looking plant and for the longest time I thought the cuttings wouldn't make it at all.


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I've experienced the algae on my perlite as well. Here's an interesting link I found about it...


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Richard, thanks for the information.


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Thank you Sherry for starting this thread. Where can I get the seaweed extract in Orange County? I have used Schultz' "TakeRoot" from HD w/o success , I'm trying to root some pommelo.
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Is that reference to the spelling of your name because of me? I think I spelled your name wrong once or twice
Nah, not because of you....it's because of a LOT of misspelling of my name by many individuals (here and many other places....that part of my signature was on my sig at another site...just decided to add it here as well). No worries, though....just thought I'd toss the reminder in there, though
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