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Rooting in water v. soil

Posted by sweetalice Hell (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 21, 09 at 10:09

If a plant will root in either water or in soil, is there a difference in how it will thrive? It seems to me that cuttings that I've rooted in water have a harder time getting going once they're planted in soil than the ones that have been in soil all along.


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RE: Rooting in water v. soil

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 21, 09 at 15:27

This subject has been covered ad infinitum. Below is a link to the search results from 'rooting water' in this forum. It never hurts to do a quick search for commonly asked questions, first.

Here is a link that might be useful: Search Results


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RE: Rooting in water v. soil

sweetalice you are correct. If they will root in soil don't waste the time it takes for water roots to form. Those water roots rot off while the new soil roots form and that's why the growth slows.


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RE: Rooting in water v. soil

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 23, 09 at 15:33

There's a lot more to it than that, and that's why I recommended reading the posts in the link I provided.


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