slow-growing plants

elsier(z6 KY)August 16, 2009

I have potted leaf cuttings from Sans masoniana and Sans cylindrica.

The cylindrica has been in a pot for over one year. The maasoniana leaf was potted several months ago. Both seem to have rooted, as they resist slightly when I give a gentle tug.

How much longer do you think it will be before they send up a new plant?



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Hi Elsie,

if you do not heat from below (25-30°C), it may take another year.

All the best, Helli

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 5:14AM
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elsier(z6 KY)

So the heat from being outside in the summer is not enough? Thanks for the tip, Helli, I will try bottom-heat.


    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 9:07AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

I have no idea, I don't pay attention to that other than accept it often takes more than a year.

I would suggest that tugging at them, (even gently) can slow it down further by breaking some little root hairs which one's wanting to encourage to grow.

Tho' it takes very long, the best indicator of rooting on a plant is new growth, sorry it takes time & LOTS of patience.

BTW, on a Sans. you're not likely to get a whole new plant to start, rather a new leaf, one single leaf or 2 at a time.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 9:16PM
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