Miranda cuttings

sakmeht(Zone 6)February 11, 2011

So, it was my first time doing cuttings. Did the research and decided I'd do the bagging method. I have them pinned down in the medium (LFS/perlite) and have the bags over. Now I'm worried about jostling the leaves (which I cut) when I take the bags off to wet the medium. I'm worried the movement will impede root development. Do I just have to be really careful? Any tricks? How long will the medium stay moist under a bag? Everyone's back in the 75 gallon tank I use as their home. I don't add humidity beyond what's in the watering trays. They're getting fluorescent lighting. I thought about not doing the bags, but since I didn't use rooting hormone this time I wanted to give them that extra edge.

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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

I've done then in a terrarium without bags. I don't see where the bags would help anything. The humidity is already over 80%.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 6:41PM
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sakmeht(Zone 6)

I don't monitor my humidity, so I don't know what it's at.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 10:56PM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

If there's a lid on your tank it's probably high enough without the bags. If I were using bags I'd put the zipper on top and not use a tank. I just don't understand why you're using both??

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 4:06AM
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sakmeht(Zone 6)

All right, so maybe I should lose the bags. I guess I'm just thinking that the humidity isn't that high in the tank. The back of the canopy is open to the air so it's not totally enclosed. I want the cuttings to stay moist enough so that it gives the roots time to get going before the cuttings dry out. Zipper on top!! Great idea.

All right, thanks for the thoughts everyone!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 1:28PM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

I lightly mist cuttings to keep them moist. While in a tank that's plenty of moisture.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 3:55PM
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