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Collecting Seeds and Cuttings

A group for all of us that are often found collecting seeds and cuttings from everywhere we go. Write about your experiences with collecting seeds and cuttings.

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EASY & CHEAP - SELF WATERING CUTTINGS PROPAGATION 4 Replies

With this method my cuttings never dry out. I used a dish pan (50 cents at a thrift shop) and a terracotta pot WITH NO HOLE IN THE BOTTOM (50 cents at a thrift shop).  All you have to do is keep…Continue

Started by LARK (Wi. zone 5). Last reply by Bob (Z9B Florida) May 1, 2013.

Lavender Ladies Liberation Group 35 Replies

This is for everyone in our new "liberation" group wanting a t-shirt. Please post your sizes and everything here, so I don't have to bounce back & forth between groups, getting everyone's info.…Continue

Started by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b. Last reply by Vicky Myers Mar 8, 2013.

Help for a New Person 7 Replies

How do I create a plant from a clipping? Thank you!Continue

Started by Tiffany Alton-Herrmann. Last reply by Tiffany Alton-Herrmann Jul 27, 2012.

Wish List 77 Replies

I've been looking for plants and didn't know where to ask, so I figured I'd start a Wish List discussion where we can add a list of what we are looking for. I just ask that when you receive what you…Continue

Started by Robin (N.IL zone 5). Last reply by Lisa Dent Apr 29, 2012.

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Comment by Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on February 26, 2012 at 1:15pm

Please keep ye're snow over there! I have planted and we nearly have fine weather...LOL!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 26, 2012 at 1:13pm

We still have our snow from Friday's storm, and the week is suppose to bring lots of rain. But it's sunny out so that is a good thing. 43 right now.

Comment by Jan Page on February 26, 2012 at 11:48am

Hey gang, Its snowing really alot right now, we're supposed to get about 5"-7" today and all week off and on more snow.... I'm so glad to get this white stuff!  Next week I'll be starting my Winter Sown... so I'll  share photos.

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on February 25, 2012 at 7:12pm

Looking good, Cindy!  That's a nice Kalanchoe daigremontiana  plant (often listed as Bryophyllum daigremontiana too).  You're right of course, one of the common names is alligator plant, or "mother of thousands" as it often makes little plantlets along the leaves. 

They like full sun indoors if you can give it to them, but they're happy with less than that, though they can get a bit leggy.  Yours looks like it's done GREAT for you!  You might want to stake it as a precaution, LOL.  You have such a nice, green thumb, the plant is obviously thriving for you!  That was one of my favorite plants as a kid, and it still is!  I posted pics in my photo album of some of mine blooming--I really grow them for the fun leaves and cute babies, but the blooms are nice too--if you look at the very very base of these bloom stalks you can see a couple of the plant's leaves.  Thanks for sharing yours with us, it's wonderful!!

Happy gardening all,

Grant

Comment by Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on February 25, 2012 at 1:43pm

Gees Cynthia....that is some tall, healthy looking plant!!

Comment by Vicky Myers on February 25, 2012 at 12:15pm
I say if it is doing fine leave it alone. If you are talking about the tall plant in the bottom pic it looks like it is in a fairly big pot already. The top pic is Xed out on my puter.
Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 25, 2012 at 10:16am

Looks like it is doing great for you. Since Melissa is MIA for the time being I think Grant would be the one that could answer your question.

Comment by Naughty Fairy on February 25, 2012 at 7:24am

speaking of cutting i use plastic cup filled with vermiculite only soak them and place them on a slighty warm seedling mat not dirt no mess a root ball that is unbelievable, must keep moist but my fuschia cuttings have roots mass roots in 7days...works on almost every cutting i have taken

Comment by Vicky Myers on February 24, 2012 at 9:36pm

Robin I just checked your page and I see you are a bit too far away to join me on my 5 acre farm that I would like to turn into a nursery/food growing place. I need someone like minded to help/join me.

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on February 24, 2012 at 5:41pm

Great job with all of your propagating, Cindy, it's so fun to see/hear about!  I bet your vinca/Catharanthus cuttings will root once the days are a bit longer.  Mine don't always root, but most do.  You might think about snipping off flowers as they form as that's a big expenditure of energy for a cutting without roots, but believe me, I know how hard it can be to sacrifice flowers, LOL.  Either way, I bet they root for you soon. 

Great job with all of your other propagating!  You're right about the plumeria:  if they don't have leaves, don't give them water.  I follow that when rooting them, or just growing established plants.  If you're rooting it, you can spray the top part with water once a week or so, but usually they rot if kept very wet before they're fully rooted.  Once it gets HOT I bet yours will wake up for you. 

Good luck and keep us posted!  Happy gardening everyone, Grant.

 

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