Saving cutting from mold - Pastiliere
So far so good, one of the UC Davis cutting I recieved was one Pastiliere. I also got one Ischia Black cutting but the mold got to it. Well, my Pastiliere cutting started growing by leafing out but no roots yet. On the tip of the cutting, it started to mold real bad. The mold was an inch above the leaf sprout. I did not want to disturb the cutting too much so I snipped the mold with pruning shears. Next I took some Softsoap Elements Antibacteria hand soap, pumped some in a spoon...took a Q-tip and swabbed the top of the cutting with a heaping of the soap.
The next day, the mold was dead, GONE! Now, the cutting is growing nicely! Cutting saved! Hurray! Dog-Gone-It....I wish I knew about this technique before my Ischia Black cutting grew hair! Anyway, I used this techique on some other cuttings that were starting to mold, Monstrueuse, White Gem, and others with the same results. If the mold occurred at the base, I wrapped wet New Zealand Spaghanum moss around the cutting. Thought I might share these techniques with others. Save those cuttings! Cheers, Dennis