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Starting a P. aculeata v. godseffiana from branch tips

Posted by stephanie_kay 5a IL (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 24, 12 at 9:31

Does anyone know if I can start P. aculeata v. godseffiana from the tips that I trim back? Just wondering.


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RE: Starting a P. aculeata v. godseffiana from branch tips

My guess is, like the rest of the Pereskias, they are easily rooted from cuttings.


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RE: Starting a P. aculeata v. godseffiana from branch tips

Maybe try some cuttings and let us know if they root.


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RE: Starting a P. aculeata v. godseffiana from branch tips

I just trimmed it up last week. Wish I had thought of this at that time. Since I have never tried this before about how long should the cutting be?


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RE: Starting a P. aculeata v. godseffiana from branch tips

Would be interesting to see if they root.


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RE: Starting a P. aculeata v. godseffiana from branch tips

In my experience, cuttings root readily IF you stick them immediately--DO NOT let them "scab over" as you would other cacti or succulents. If the plant is actively growing, no rooting hormones are needed; if plant is resting, a quick dip in rooting hormones and gentle bottom heat are beneficial.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pereskia aculeata 'Godseffiana' from cuttings


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RE: Starting a P. aculeata v. godseffiana from branch tips

Seedmoney, your babies are very nice looking. About how long should I cut them? 3 or 4 inches?


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RE: Starting a P. aculeata v. godseffiana from branch tips

Stephanie,
I cut them 4 to 6 inches long, depending on how much material I have available.


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