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A chip off the old bulb - chipping update

Posted by kaboehm 8b (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 23, 08 at 14:16

I checked all 24 of my chips (16 twinscale and 8 that were left after the twinscales were done). I am happy to report that after just 18 days I am already seeing several new bulblets forming. I did have to discard 4 pieces because of mold, but everything else looks great!!!

I'll take photos when they get a little bigger. I am being good about not peeking more than every 3 days!

Kristi


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RE: A chip off the old bulb - how many

FYI on the 20 "chips" so far there are 11 little bulblets. Some have 2 growing and one of the larger pieces has 3! For anyone who's done this before, how many did you get from your chips (how many chips produced a total of how many little bulbs?).
Thanks!
Kristi


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  • Posted by jodik 5 Central IL (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 25, 08 at 12:15

I've never split a bulb to reproduce it, and I really hope I never have to... propagation from cuttings and leaves and things is not my strong suit in the gardening arena!

I am glad, though, that you're able to do this... and very glad that you're seeing results! Keep updating us, if you can... it's very interesting and educational to see this done!


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  • Posted by ryan820 z5b Colorado Springs (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 25, 08 at 13:13

Kristi-- what medium are these things in? Any at all, or just a semi-moist environment?

I recently had to un-do a plumeria cutting because its been months now with no response. I freshened the cutting (cut off the dead end) and I'm going all perlite now, which I've had a lot of success using before, in conjunction with rooting hormone.


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Ryan,

They are in vermiculite. It was 8 parts vermiculite to 1 part sterile water in a ziplock-type baggie. I used 8:1 vol:vol not wt:wt.

K


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  • Posted by ryan820 z5b Colorado Springs (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 25, 08 at 14:29

Well i hope they grow up to be huge bulbs that give you great flowers once again...and some babies, which you might...just might, like to share with your fellow addicts ;o)


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Once it's officially named...I'll gladly share! It will also give me a "spare" to send to the KAVB test garden.
K


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Just wondered how these bulbs are doing?


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RE: A chip off the old bulb - chipping update

There is another post with photos floating around somewhere. One lister jokingly said that they little bulbs looked like something from his cat's litterbox!

Unfortunately, the mother bulb was harboring virus, which wasn't evident when I did the cuttage. The bulbs grew and did well, but are now under screen. Would love to find a cure...


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