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Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis) propagation 20 Replies

Started by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9. Last reply by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 Nov 3, 2012.

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Started by Kay Zone9a/TX. Last reply by Kay Zone9a/TX Jun 20, 2012.

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Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on August 19, 2012 at 9:27pm

Hi everyone, okay it's been over THREE MONTHS since I planted these plumeria/ frangipani cuttings so I'm hoping (but not assuming, LOL) that at least some of them are rooting.  We'll see, but I thought I'd share a pic as they do seem to be leafing out a bit.  I've got them in a half day sun (which is very intense here) sitting on a hot cinder block to make sure they have lots and lots of bottom heat.  I water them ONLY once a week.  I found the instructions online and am following them slavishly, LOL, as my usual success rate on rooting them is only 10-20%, mostly due to overwatering.  Hopefully they're rooting but I'm not celebrating quite yet, but three months DOES seem a long time for there to be a problem that hasn't shown up yet.  In any case, I hope you'll take a look and enjoy.  Happy gardening and propagating! 

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 14, 2012 at 10:33pm

I need to get some starts of pineapple sage, geraniums, stevia and others from the garden. Hope I can be as successful with them as the stupid AVs that I really don't care that much about. The things I really like don't like me like Rex, fig trees, umbrella and some others.

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 14, 2012 at 10:30pm

I shoved an other AV leaf into a pot sitting around and the dang thing has some new baby leaves. If I'm going to continue to have AV I need to get some starts from my chiropractor. They have some verigated leafed ones and different kinds. All mine are this purple color, and now an other one on the way. geeeeeesh.

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on July 14, 2012 at 7:41pm

Bummer about the maple cutting, Thea.  Let us know if you try it again--I have never heard of propagating maples from cuttings either.  Neat!

Have fun visiting your grandfather's town, Jan, we'll want lots of pics!  I've got lots of seeds starting but as far as actual propagation all I'm doing right now is rooting some more Thanksgiving cacti in water.  Fun!  Happy gardening and propagating all!

Comment by thea stoughtenger zn4,ny on July 14, 2012 at 5:14pm

Well Kay i killed it . by accident all the water dried up in the little dish and i forgot to tell my Daughter in law what it was and . well it is history . but there are more out there so i think this time i may do better . Thank you for the offer of the seeeds Nancy hope your yard sale goes well . Now Jan that sounds like fun going to see a place your Grandfather stareted and i would like to see the pictures .

Comment by Jan Page on July 13, 2012 at 9:55pm

After going up to the couples farm the end of May, a friend and I will be going up again to visit my Grandfathers town he started back about 1905.... We are excited as it is a chance to see their High Tunnels and what is going on with their produce... I do plan on taking photos to share.....

Comment by Kay Zone9a/TX on July 11, 2012 at 9:18pm

Thea how is that Maple cutting coming along.  I know willow cuttings will root up in water,  but nothing about maples.  I hope it works out for you. 

I am fixin to pot up some more Egyptian Papyrus... I need to find homes for them.  If anyone would like to swap some plants please let me know. 

Comment by thea stoughtenger zn4,ny on June 24, 2012 at 5:03pm

a week ago Jon and i cut down a maple tree and we have little maples comming off the stump . and i accidently broke one off . so i put it in water hope it roots . as i do not have any rootone .


Comment by Glenda Truscott z8 on June 23, 2012 at 8:51pm

I was going to take my extra tomato plants to the food bank that I volenteer at but the week I forgot them someone else brought some and not many of them were taken.

Nancy, what do you mean "bad breakdown Thursday" ?  Are you okey?  What hapened?

Vicky your weather sounds so much like ours in my part of Oregon.  Summer for a couple of days and then we go back to early spring for days.  Poor garden- doesn't know what to expect.

Comment by Vicky Myers on June 23, 2012 at 1:35am

My friend said something ate her tom plants. My volunteers are still tiny. But our weather is wacky hot then cooler, rain, wind, & thunder storms.


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