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slow-growing plants

Posted by elsier z6 KY (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 16, 09 at 12:13

I have potted leaf cuttings from Sans masoniana and Sans cylindrica.
The cylindrica has been in a pot for over one year. The maasoniana leaf was potted several months ago. Both seem to have rooted, as they resist slightly when I give a gentle tug.
How much longer do you think it will be before they send up a new plant?


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RE: slow-growing plants

Hi Elsie,

if you do not heat from below (25-30C), it may take another year.

All the best, Helli

RE: slow-growing plants

So the heat from being outside in the summer is not enough? Thanks for the tip, Helli, I will try bottom-heat.


RE: slow-growing plants

I have no idea, I don't pay attention to that other than accept it often takes more than a year.

I would suggest that tugging at them, (even gently) can slow it down further by breaking some little root hairs which one's wanting to encourage to grow.

Tho' it takes very long, the best indicator of rooting on a plant is new growth, sorry it takes time & LOTS of patience.

BTW, on a Sans. you're not likely to get a whole new plant to start, rather a new leaf, one single leaf or 2 at a time.

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