About leaf propagation again

krystyna1937August 26, 2007

I posted this photo earlier on someone else's thread re propagation. I think nobody's checking that one any more because I haven't received a response. I'd like to know if this is viable: I have molded a double layer of al foil over a shot glass, filled that with vermiculite dampened with diluted liquid rooting medium -- no holes in the bottom. Into that I planted a leaf, nestling the whole thing inside a tall styrofoam cup with some damp gravel in the bottom (actually crushed granite chicken grit). The gravel is mostly to keep the foil cup steady. Then I placed it all in a baggie which I pinched shut, leaving a partial opening for air.

Is this likely to work? It is on a north-facing windowsill.

Krys

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fred_hill(6)

Hi Krys,
I don't see why it wouldn't work. Just make sure that theh mix doesn't stay wet.
Fred in NJ

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 12:03AM
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violetta1976(8 Portland OR)

wait... fred... make sure that the mix DOESN'T stay wet? Ummm... huh?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 1:21AM
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vall3fam(9 CentralCA)

I think he means sopping wet, because there is no drainage. Just my guess.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 1:39AM
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krystyna1937

OK. Thank you. I'll keep the vermiculite just damp and I'll let you know the results in about a month.
Krys

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 6:36AM
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fred_hill(6)

Hi,
Sorry for the confusion. I did mean sopping wet. The mix should be damp but not soggy.
Fred in NJ

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 9:35PM
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violetta1976(8 Portland OR)

Ha! Thanks for the clarification.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 10:55PM
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fred_hill(6)

Krys,
If you send me your email address I can send you an information sheet that I have made that I hand out to people when I go out to speak on propagation.
I also have another page that I distribute on rejuvenating plants that deals with long necks.
Fred in NJ

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 8:46PM
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violetta1976(8 Portland OR)

Fred, would you mind passing that along to me, too?

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 12:56AM
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