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How many days before rooting cuttings

Posted by klyde 8 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 15, 12 at 22:41

Hey all

I've got a few cuttings of rhipsalis, and I'm wondering how many days to wait before I root them up. I did it a few years ago, but can't remember how long I waited...what is the best length of time. I'd sure listen to some good advice on how to root them up too if you've got the time...

Kelly in Victoria

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RE: How many days before rooting cuttings

I've recently gotten some myself & potted them into a mix of 1/2 African violet mix & 1/2 perlite. Set the cuttings in damp mix, mist every couple of days.

I'd use small plastic pots, 2-3 cuttings per pot & I don't remember how long it takes, it's fast, but don't recall it in days, or like maybe weeks (I guess I didn't mark how long it took, sorry).

RE: How many days before rooting cuttings


Thanks for the reply. I wasn't very clear about my question...I was wondering how long to let the cuttings dry before rooting them. I've always done that with succulents, and it works like a hot damn. Just not too sure if it's a few days or a couple of weeks. That kind of thing :)

Kelly in Victoria

RE: How many days before rooting cuttings


A few days should suffice for almost any cutting (depending on the size). If you want to accelerate the process you can daub Rootone on the cut end.

RE: How many days before rooting cuttings

Hey Kelly,

Wow, I had no idea that's what you meant.

You don't need to do that w/ these (IMO). They originate in jungle that is rain forest, so they're in a pretty humid environment. I believe they root where they fall & I doubt they get much time to dry out. When I take cuttings of my own, maybe I leave them out overnight, at most a day or 2 'cause they really don't need it.

RE: How many days before rooting cuttings

Thanks cactusmcharris and pirate girl!

Kind regards
Kelly in Victoria

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