TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

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Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by placidcasual » Fri May 20, 2011 9:46 am

great pics and Post.
Just done some cuttings! :)

Sat

Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by Sat » Tue May 01, 2012 7:52 pm

Great instructions, I may try this.

Will it be ok to take roots now (MAY), from the main plant?

Or is this technique for winter months?

jungle jas

Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by jungle jas » Thu May 10, 2012 7:23 am

Thanks for the info. icon_thumright Just one question,Will cutting the root on the parent plant induce it to pup. icon_scratch

miketropic

Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by miketropic » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:42 pm

I am still waiting to see some growth out of mine..appriciate it Chris. they were set in a container with lid in compost about 3 weeks ago. rooting hormone on each end. now there in a prop to see if I can get them going but nothing yet. any normal time period I should see growth?

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Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by miketropic » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:12 am

well sadly the root cuttings rotted...but I planted about 10 t rex seeds and after a week I HAVE GROWTH. 1 single tiny grass looking shoot but its there. I was starting to doubt this seed company but this one seed has started so maybe another to come soon

Mr List

Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by Mr List » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:29 am

didn't know rex seed was available

Kristen

Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by Kristen » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:18 am

miketropic wrote:1 single tiny grass looking shoot but its there.
Should it look like grass? I think that would imply monocotyledon, whereas I would expect T. Rex to be a dicotyledon icon_scratch

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Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:29 am

Kristen wrote:
miketropic wrote:1 single tiny grass looking shoot but its there.
Should it look like grass? I think that would imply monocotyledon, whereas I would expect T. Rex to be a dicotyledon icon_scratch
mmmm... you might be right on that, but time will tell :wink:
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Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by flounder » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:43 pm

Definitely should be dicot. I suspect what you have there Mike, is a rogue grass/rush seed :(
Also, most in the Araliaceae family would take about three weeks to show. I could be totally wrong, its been known before :wink:

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Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by miketropic » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:05 am

there shouldnt be any contams in there it was sealed seed starting mix and bottle water..who knows what it is but somthing is growing. I am not real pleased with this seed company, worst results Ive ever had and this is the first time Ive ever used a prop. if its not a rex then I'll just have to get a starter plant in the spring

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Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by miketropic » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:07 am

Mr List wrote:didn't know rex seed was available

me either and they may very well not be rex seeds that just what they were sold as. since I've never grown one its all brand new to me. you just don't see this plant at all in the US, but I'm trying to change that slowly

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Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by Mr List » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:24 am

strange, i always thught it was quite popular in the us.

steroidal giant seems be be a us only clone.

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Post by Dave Brown » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:01 am

Mr List wrote:strange, i always thught it was quite popular in the us.

steroidal giant seems be be a us only clone.
They were all seed introductions, so are not clones, as seed has genetic variation, and clones don't. Pups and root cuttings will give clones of the parent, but seedlings may be different :wink: Steroidial Giant is very similar to the one I call Cornish Grooved, where as the Monster is quite different, although they may have come from the possibly the same batch of seed :wink:
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Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by miketropic » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:42 pm

well the tiny seed strand has split right near the soil surface so it has 2 small spikes comming out of it now. will take a pic later...whatever it is i'll grow it out to find out..that Mighty is very interesting to me Dave icon_thumright

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Re: TRex (Tetrapanax papyrifer) root cuttings - propagation

Post by Mr List » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:49 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
Mr List wrote:strange, i always thught it was quite popular in the us.

steroidal giant seems be be a us only clone.
They were all seed introductions, so are not clones, as seed has genetic variation, and clones don't. Pups and root cuttings will give clones of the parent, but seedlings may be different :wink: Steroidial Giant is very similar to the one I call Cornish Grooved, where as the Mighty Monster is quite different, although they may have come from the possibly the same batch of seed :wink:
all the steroidal giants are supposed to be clones so that is what i meant.

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