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Rose cuttings turning black, please help

Posted by poultryduk 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 13, 09 at 18:20

My rose cuttings are habitually turning black from the top down. I understand that it may be due to over-watering, but they are not turning black from bottom up, as they normally would when experiencing rot. Does anybody have any advice on how to prevent/stop this? Much appreciated.

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RE: Rose cuttings turning black, please help

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RE: Rose cuttings turning black, please help

  • Posted by jont1 Midwest 5b/6a (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 17, 10 at 1:03

I haven't done it myself yet, but recently I was told by another rosarian that he dips his prepared cuttings in a mild bleach solution being careful not to dip the business end and lets them briefly air dry before sticking them in the rooting hormone and then into the ground. I guess that would kill any lingering bacteria or mold spores on the cutting and reduce the chances for it's growth on the cutting while in those moist settings.
It kind of makes sense and I may try that the next time I do cuttings.

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