rooting blooms

pembroke(6--Louisville KY)February 4, 2011

I know that this is probably not new but it is for me.I put a bloom off of Frozen In Time in a brown vanilla bottle with plain water until roots started coming out. I then potted in small yogurt cup. Plant looking good and full. Question: How long until blooms appear? and will they come back as parent or something else? as said my first time doing this. Pembroke

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Cannot say anything about the bloom. Usually it is the bloomstalk that gets rooted and it needs to have large enough "leaves" to give to a new plant.

In average it takes twice longer to get a new blooming plant from a bloomstalk than from a leaf - so the recommedation is - I just read it in 5 years old AV magazine - to use this method if you have a chimera that doesn't want to give suckers = or if your plant sported and gave a gorgeous bloom on one bloomstalk - and you want to capture it.

Since it is a good way to propagate chimeras - presumably the plants come true much more often than from a leaf. So you can expect your Frozen in Time" to stay "Frozen".

Good Luck and my congratulations with mastering a new technique.

irina

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 6:11PM
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pembroke(6--Louisville KY)

irina: Thank you. I should have said the bloomstalk along with the flowers were put in bottle. Thanks again. Pembroke

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 1:23PM
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lilypad22(7)

Congratulations on your success. I've tried rooting bloomstalks several different times and they always rotted before they rooted.

tish

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 11:48PM
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tmc16

I didn't know you could root a bloomstalk. I had one break off last night so I put it in water. How long does it take for roots to appear?

    Bookmark   February 6, 2011 at 4:25PM
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pembroke(6--Louisville KY)

I think about 3 wks I started seeing hair like roots. Kind of looked like like where I might have torn the cut just a little but sure enough was a root. I let the roots get about an inch long then potted in small yogurt cup. Looking good. Pembroke

    Bookmark   February 7, 2011 at 4:43PM
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