First Cuttings Of The Season

moonwolf_gwJune 18, 2012

Hi everyone,

I just got my first new cuttings (trade) of the season today! I now own merrilli IML 0465 (yellow leaves), a NOID pubicalyx, cagayensis (the one with no leaves, but I see new growth) and bella! Here they are!

I am remaining optimistic that merrilii and cagayensis will pull through. They'll all be getting some extra TLC!

Brad AKA Moonwolf

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greedygh0st

Hi Brad,

Congratulations on your lovely cuttings. I hope they all pull through - that's great news that the cagayanensis has signs of new growth! It is pretty hot these days, so I am a little bit worried about shipping plants, but Hoyas are tough and it is a good time of year for rooting, so we plunge ahead. ;)

You named 4, but I see 5 plants. What is the last one?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 10:09AM
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moonwolf_gw

Hi GG,

Thank you! We're going to get hit with heat and humidity later today and tomorrow. Cagayensis was on my wish list and I really hope it pulls through. I'm excited about all of them!

Whoops! Silly me! The last cuttings I got were limoniaca. They're in the black square pot on the right. I had that one before but the mealies attacked it. Oh and disregard the writing on the styrofoam cups. I crossed them out with my paint pen I used to label my Winter Sowing containers and labels. Hmm, I think the next time I'm at a dollar store I'll look for craft/popsicle sticks for labels.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 10:27AM
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denise_gw(5)

The wooden sticks rot pretty fast. I get 100 plastic labels for around $3 locally, but if you can't find them (or you just like the idea of recycling...), the old-timers in my plant club take old plastic blinds and cut them up to use for plant labels. If your mother doesn't have an old one sitting in a closet, you can usually find one at a garage sale, and one blind yields a LOT of labels! Plus they're wider than a standard plant label, so you can get more information on them.

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 11:16AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Brad,

Happy new cuttings, hope they do well for you.

About making labels, if you can find any old Venitian blinds, they make great labels & each length can be cut into multiple pieces, depending on the width of the blinds. Depending on where one lives, sometimes one can find these curbside when folks put out the garbage.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 11:20AM
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moonwolf_gw

Hi PG,

Funny you should mention the Venitian blinds. That's exactly what I used for my labels for Winter Sowing. I just might have to look around for a set maybe at the Goodwill or secondhand stores.

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 11:23AM
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kittee(8 Portland, OR)

Howdy!
In case you don't know, most of those metal blinds also contain lead, so keep them out of reach of kids and wash your hands after handling!

xo
kittee

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 1:02PM
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moonwolf_gw

Hi Denise! Didn't see your post there! Sorry! Hmm, looks like a trip to the secondhand store is in order :-). I've also been looking for old plant hangers and plant stands. I forgot to mention that I did use a couple leftover blind labels from my Winter Sowing for my pubicalyx and limoniaca.

Hi Kittee, thank you for that tip! Welcome to the forum!

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 1:25PM
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geosdee(Zone 8 FL Panhandle)

Hey Brad, you can also use the plastic utensils. They work just as good and you can get them at the dollar store also. Just a thought

Dee

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 3:47PM
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moonwolf_gw

Hi Dee,

Thank you for that idea! I'll keep that in mind!

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 5:15PM
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cpawl(8)

Or you could just use plastic margarine containers and the cut them to the size you need.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 10:46PM
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moonwolf_gw

Thank you for the label ideas, everyone! :-)

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 11:53AM
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mdahms1979

Congrats on the new cuttings Brad. I sure hope that those yellow ones pull through. Have you seen any improvement in their condition? Do they at least seem stable?

Mike

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 12:55PM
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moonwolf_gw

Hi Mike,

Thank you! I do not see any improvements yet on the yellowed cuttings. I misted them today along with the rest of my plants. Good news is, that they are stable :-).

Brad AKA Moonwolf

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 1:40PM
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moonwolf_gw

Just an update for you all: the cuttings are doing just fine and the pubicalyx is regaining the green back in it's leaves! The cuttings that were unrooted have rooted now.

Brad AKA MOonwolf

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 3:18PM
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