When to pot up?

keriann_lakegeneva(5B WI/IL border)March 16, 2011

Hi guys..

When should I pot up my cuttings into soil?

I was going to plant them in 2/3 perlite 1/3 soil..?? wrong? should I use more soil? I was thinking the perlite would be fast draining..

Should I plant them up after I see 4-8" long roots? or not wait that long?

Let me know

Thanks guys!


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Hi Keriann-
I usually pot them up when they are close to rootbound. I am using my own mix of sandy garden soil, composted horse manure with fine wood shavings, (well broken down) and perlite. That works for me. Experiment and see!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 10:52PM
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keriann_lakegeneva(5B WI/IL border)

Thanks Kathy.

I would have never guessed they could stay in perlite that long! I will wait a few more weeks and they try some different mediums, including trying to replicate yours. It seems we have opposite soil, you have sandy and I have clay. Both a pain that needs to be ammended.. and you have a horse..... I only have dogs lol

hmmm.. a horse.. would it be too extreme to get a horse just so I can feed my brugmansias????.... Yep, I am that addicted to these beauties : )


    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 7:08AM
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Actually, I don't have a horse, (only room for brugs!) But I know of a huge horse ranch, and they deliver! I'll be calling him again soon! Brugs love nourishment!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 7:56AM
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