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new planlets growing on top of mother leave

Posted by calshaye 3 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 23, 12 at 12:53

Hi everyone, hope all is well. I'm new to the AV world and this is my 3rd post so please bear with me. I put down many leaves a couple of months ago and I finally have mouse ears on some of them, which is amazing because I messed up the 1st batch I tried but things seem to be going ok thanks for all the advice.

My question is I have baby plantlets growing on top of the mother leaves, is this common and how do I take care of them when it's time to replant the babies into their own pots? I don't want to screw things up so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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RE: new planlets growing on top of mother leave

I saw that same thing on a youtube video. Amazing, so very interesting. Hope you get some input on what to do.

RE: new planlets growing on top of mother leave

Cal -

it happens often when the mother leaf had some laceration on the top or a crack. What you can do - you wait until your piggy-back plantlets are good size - 3-4 leaves over a dime size. Then you can accurately cut them off mama- leaf - and root under the baggie in a soil. They root immediately. Or you can cover the mother leaf with the baggie - and put some humid sphagnum moss around the plantlet - it will also develop roots - and you can move the piggy into the soil - roots and sphagnum.


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