Viola cutting

novice31m(6nj)June 27, 2004

I have a viola cutting in a homade pot that I use

for cuttings (it`s just a pot with-in a pot w/an

air stone and clay pellet medieum.I put the cutting

in hormone,plant it and cover it w/a plastic baggie.

It has been there for about 2 weeks and is doing

fine.(new flowers and all)But when I tried to take

off the bag the plant wilts and falls over in the

matter of minutes. really. I did this twice.

It comes back to life when I put the bag back.

How am I supposed to harden off when it wants

to die so fast.Am I taking the bag off too soon?

also, is viola a annual? The kind I am growing

has yellow,purple and black flowers I dont know

the varity. thank you.

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I propagate violas by separating the offshoots at the roots, and planting the tiny, whole plants. I don't think cuttings are the way to do it, but I may be wrong.

Some violas, like johnny jump ups, are self seeding annuals. Sounds like you have annuals, from the colors. Collect the seeds and propagate that way.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2004 at 2:07PM
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