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Water Rooting a Sans. (Ballyi?)

Posted by pirate_girl Zone7 NYC (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 10, 12 at 18:12

Hi folks,

If you haven't seen any of my Hydro experiments at Sans. Forum, here's a quick peek of the first water roots this leaf has sprouted. I set it aside to do this as this leaf was damaged &/or breaking off the mother plant.

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A bit hard to see, here's another view, maybe better:

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Am posting these here just to show the root development. I check on these every one in a while & I have a funny feeling the next time I check, there will be a tiny pup appearing, sort of peeking out from behind the leaf, you'll see.

I can't await!! These crazy experiments really get me excited & would up. It's dorky, I know, but cool all the same!


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RE: Water Rooting a Sans. (Ballyi?)

  • Posted by nil13 z21 Mount Washington (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 10, 12 at 19:25

out of curiosity, why are you water rooting them instead of in substrate?


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RE: Water Rooting a Sans. (Ballyi?)

Hi Nil,

Curiosity maybe, once I'd heard it COULD be done. Then when I tried it & it worked, I was fascinated; also it's cleaner, no mix to fuss w/ & I'm just enjoying it. (You may be new &/or unfamiliar w/ my prior experiments on this, I do grow plenty of Sans. in mix as well.)

Here are some different examples of Sans which have never been in mix, either just a bit of water, or water & Leca stones.

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This Sans. has its first new division & is growing straight up instead of from the side

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The view from above

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Those above are all one & the same plant, shot several months apart.

This, is Sans. Masoniana also grown hydro in Leca stones

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The one furthest back is another no ID hydro grown Sans. Just having fun I guess.


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RE: Water Rooting a Sans. (Ballyi?)

I've never seen a Sans make a "stem pup" like that before. How cool!

At the top pic, it looks like your newest attempt is in several inches of water?


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RE: Water Rooting a Sans. (Ballyi?)

  • Posted by nil13 z21 Mount Washington (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 11, 12 at 15:16

Neat. They are tough little buggers aren't they?


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