Return to the Rose Propagation Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
some photos of the cuttings

Posted by michelle_co z5 CO (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 14, 06 at 9:08

First, a twig that lost it's leaves to fungus. I was going to toss it, but it developed some leaves so it got a reprieve. It was stuck in mid-June.

Second, a decent looking cutting that is putting on leaves, but has no roots.

Third, a re-dipped cutting that has a root. There are two other cuttings in the same baggie that got dipped, and they have the same sort of very granulated look to the callous. If you've seen granulation tissue, it looks just like that... This one is going into it's own soda bottle with coir. It has not put on any new leaves.

Cheers,
Michelle


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: some photos of the cuttings

Won't they develop roots if you leave them be? That second one looks pretty good. I have a couple that look like they are going to be like that. I hope I don't lose them because I don't want to pull them out to redip them.


 o
RE: some photos of the cuttings

Probably. I am just interested in figure out how to improve the rooting process... 6 months is just too long to wait. If my cuttings take 6 months to root, then they will be ready to go in January - which is not the time to do anything with them in Colorado. It would really help if I could stick them in June and KNOW how to have a set of them ready for Fall planting.

One article I read recently was about professional growers rooting hydroponically - with soilless media, watering from the bottom of the pot (letting the media wick up the moisture). That will be the next experiment...

I think I'm destined for a misting frame, but I am trying the simple alternatives first.

:-) Michelle


 o
RE: some photos of the cuttings

If a cutting does not root in 6 weeks max I never try this variety again. Mine usually root in 3 to 4 weeks.

There are so many reasons a rose cutting will not root.
Eg. : Temperature not higher than 75 F., light, humidity and the main thing is to use healthy cuttings and more.
Check out my Own Root Cutting set up with 30 images with step by step instructions. Link below.
George Mander

Here is a link that might be useful: Own Root Cuttings Setup Gallery


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Rose Propagation Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here