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Rooting streptocarpus in water?

Posted by dampflippers Tyne & Wear UK (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 1, 07 at 18:58

I have read that some people root strep leaves in water, and that it can be quicker than in compost/perlite etc, and can lead to less rot problems.
Have you tried?
How deep water?
Do you enclose in plastic bag?
How long did it take?


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RE: Rooting streptocarpus in water?

Hi there -

To my knowledge it is not working... may be some varieties or species can root - but I do not know which - but all I see is rot. I sometimes keep the leaves in water - until I have time to pot them properly - they sit - and then they rot... It is a good idea to soak them for half an hour in a sweetened water to rehydrate before potting - but that's about it.

They really root fast if you take a fresh leaf and stick it in a loose barely moist soil. Barely is a must - and plastic baggie on a top is a great idea. For me it is the best if I use the lower 3 inches of the leaf with a "stem". There is enough food stored in it and you get 1 baby but a strong one.

Irina


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