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Cuphea Llavea from cuttings?

Posted by cynthiacTX z8TX (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 4, 05 at 14:53

Has anyone had success with Cuphea Llavea (Batface cuphea) cuttings?
I want make sure that I'm right as far as it should be SOFT wood cuttings?
Any advice will be helpful. My mom wants one very BADLY, and I only have one plant.
Any suggestions for soft wood cuttings will help me. I've rooted african violets, coleus and other things. But I have never had a cutting like this.
She won't be coming to get it till October, or can wait till spring so I have time if it takes a while to root.

Thanks!


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RE: Cuphea Llavea from cuttings?

  • Posted by Toyon Sunset 14 CA. (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 5, 05 at 4:22

Tip cuttings of softwood work best for Batface Cuphea.


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RE: Cuphea Llavea from cuttings?

Cynthia -
Don't ignore seeds for this plant. It is a seed machine and they can be found at the base of spent flowers. I was given a packet of seeds last year from avery generous trader and started all of my plants from that seed this year - what a great plant and so easy! - and nowhere to be found in the retail market here!
Zack


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RE: Cuphea Llavea from cuttings?

Thank you!

I will try the seeds to.


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RE: Cuphea Llavea from cuttings?

HAS ANYONE HAD ANY LUCK TAKING CUTTINGS FROM BAT FACE PLANT?
I DON'T WANT TO START THEM FROM SEEDS. LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ROOTED A CUTTING.

THANKS, SKW


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RE: Cuphea Llavea from cuttings?

Sorry I didn't have any luck with cuttings at all. However I did not use rooting hormone, so that of course could be why! :)
Sadly I lost the mother plant this year, so I'll have to hunt for one all over again.


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RE: Cuphea Llavea from cuttings?

  • Posted by toyon USDA 9b/Sunset 14 C (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 14, 06 at 2:05

As I stated previously, tip cuttings are your best bet.

Growing them from seed is easy.


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