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Tip cuttings using Hydrogel

Posted by ianbrazil 11 (My Page) on
Fri, May 31, 13 at 9:54

I have found a magic method of doing tip cuttings. I have posted it on the Impatiens forum as that was the plant I tried it with first, but it works for a wide variety of plants, especially those that dry out easily. There is a photograph.


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RE: Tip cuttings using Hydrogel

I've used similar products for cuttings, as well. Works very well on houseplants and other tender stock. I've never tried it on woody material.


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RE: Tip cuttings using Hydrogel

Just did some cuttings of Pereskia aculeata var. Godseffiana' in soil moist. I had wondered about doing this before but not till after I read your post did I actually try it. I put 4 cuttings in it and 9 cuttings in soil to see which roots faster.


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RE: Tip cuttings using Hydrogel

I wouldn't use Hydrogel with Cacti (Pereskia), Succulents, Orchids or other types of plant that prefer predominantly dry conditions. The danger is that they will have too much water and rot.


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RE: Tip cuttings using Hydrogel

Nice post, Ian. Here is a link.

Carol

Here is a link that might be useful: IMPATIENS CUTTINGS USING HYDROGEL


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