on SUCKERS - tips & photos?

rubyfruit(7 - New York)October 21, 2007

I've had AV before... but just let them run their course... I never tried propogating from leaves or pruning, etc. until now.

I've done lots of reading about suckers - growing new plants from them - and the need to remove them from mama plants.

It would be extremely helpful if people could take photos before/after sucker removal so the newbies could see what to look for!

Also - anyone have any tips?

This is my Optimara Annabelle plant. There's so much "going on" in it, I feel like there must be a sucker or three!

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snasxs(7-8 VA)

I don't have photos but I have personal experience.

I had a sucker plant. I didn't have time to do anything. After a few months, I simple saw two plants 1/2" apart in the same small pot. I cut the dirty in between. I had two rather large plants in no time.

To be honest, I like suckers - a faster way to propagate.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2007 at 8:42PM
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rubyfruit(7 - New York)

sounds simple!

my above plant just looks so crowded and complicated, I'm not sure what is what... I have to examine it!

But it sounds like your sucker plant kind of grew NEXT to instead of ON or IN the mama plant...

    Bookmark   October 21, 2007 at 8:48PM
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snasxs(7-8 VA)

Ruby, at first, my sucker plant is on/in the mama plant. But as time passes by, they separate further and further apart.

Just let it be.

When they are ready for you to devide, you will see.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2007 at 10:31PM
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