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wandering jew help

Posted by obxgirl zone 8 (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 6, 10 at 10:31

I rescued a pore little wandering jew starter from a girl at work that was letting it rot !!!! The water was all dirty and there were 4 pieces trying to grow roots in that nastiness. I told her I would take it home and clean it up a bit to see if i can get it to grow. Well.....I got home and noticed 2 of the 4 stems were gone. They were too rotten to start anything so I cleaned the other 2 stems remaining and put them in a hurricane glass with water just to see what they would do. Well, they started rooting and putting out tiny beautiful purple and green leaves. So I put the 2 starter stems in soil.My question is I do not want this plant now in soil to become "leggy" and "stemmy" . So do i pluck a few of new growth and put it down in the soil with the 2 stems that are currently growing? Will they be ok? I want my wandering jew to be bushy!!!! Please help!


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RE: wandering jew help

IN ORDER FOR THE CUTTINGS TO ROOT THE SOIL WILL NEED TO BE DAMP NOT WET.... THIS SOIL CONDITION IF NOT CAREFULLY CONTROLED MAY RESULT IN THE ROTTING OF THE EXISTING PLANTS...
PLANTS IN "good" LIGHT WILL NATURALLY BE COMPACT... IF IN SHADE THEY WILL BECOME LEGGY.....


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RE: wandering jew help

I can't get rid or it, sun or shade.


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