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Remove thorns?

Posted by charleney 8a PNW (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 16, 07 at 15:54

Do I remove thorns from cuttings. I think I have the method for florist stems, but cannot remember whether I need to remove thorns under rooting medium. Thanks


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RE: Remove thorns?

I don't think you need to remove them for success. I trim the sharp tip off wtih a scissors just to make it easier to handle.


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RE: Remove thorns?

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 17, 07 at 18:18

Better not--removal creates a wound that is another opportunity for rot.


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I remove the thorns as I feel that it gives another place to root
Dawn


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Okay! So if I remove them...do I use rooting hormone on those spots too?


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You probably could put some hormone on them. But, I don't use rooting hormone.
Dawn


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RE: Remove thorns?

Generally you take off lower leaves and any blossoms; and leave thorns and a small group of leaves toward the top to aid in photosynthesis.


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