day 3 of propagation attempt

by Lou
(Hoboken, NJ, USA)

hi Jacki... how does it look to you?



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Mar 27, 2021
by: Jacki

Quite often, with propagation, things look worse before they get better. The leaves still look good, which is the main thing.

Keep an eye on it, but don't get into a panic about it. There will be a lot of disappointments, but then the successes make up for it. And you'll be learning all the way.

Couple of notes; the best propagation material is healthy and strong - these tiny pieces that you're dealing with are healthy enough, but they are stressed (or at least, the mother plant was). Be prepared for them to wither up, but they might surprise you!

You could cover the ends of the stems with some small gravel, like turkey grit or similar. This just enables a tiny amount of moisture to be present, as there will be condensation on them. Once the ends are dried out (calloused) then you can start to use a tiny amount of water, away from the foliage, on the surface of the soil.

Mar 27, 2021
by: Lou

thanks Jacki... I will prepare for the worst, but hope for the best :)


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