tetrapanax rex

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Conifers
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Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by Conifers » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:55 pm

miketropic wrote:my root cuttings took on to rotting icon_thumbdown I am acually pretty upset about it.
Too much water? Maybe next time, dry them off for an hour or two so they form a bit of a callus on cut surfaces, like with cacti cuttings? And don't overwater! Until they start rooting, their water uptake from the soil will be low so overwatering is too easy.

miketropic

Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by miketropic » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:28 pm

I beleive you are right to much water. I also left them in compost and I should have put them in a lighter seed starting mix. they were in the prop and I had a top on there container which created alot of humidity so that didn't help either. live and learn I vow to try them again :lol:

fieldfest

Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by fieldfest » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:23 am

i grew mine from root cuttings, i bunged the roots in a prop tray, chucked some MP compost on and left it all outside in a shady spot to get rained on

worked a treat

I would send you a plant but i'm not sure it would survive the journey

miketropic

Re: tetrapanax rex

Post by miketropic » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:48 pm

I think if I try root cuttings again I'll leave the lid of them so they just have the humidity in the prop might keep them a tiny bit dryer and they wont rot so easy.

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