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Re: advice to new hibiscus growers

Tricia, one more word.  If they are rooting in their home then you will want to
mist at least once a day as houses tend to be pretty dry inside.


Tricia wrote:

> David,
> Thank you so much for the advice.  I will let them know.  I live in Oklahoma
> where it is 13 degrees out right now... with a much lower wind chill.
> Tricia
> Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 12:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] advice to new hibiscus growers
> > Hi Tricia
> >
> > I've been away for a couple of days so this is the first I've seen your
> note.
> > Not the Hib. King for sure but your advice sounds pretty good.  Usually,
> you
> > should root hibs in a very light material such as perlite and peat or
> > comparable.  You don't want the medium to hold water for any length of
> time.
> > Plastic bag is good but mist them occassionally and keep it out of sun
> light.
> > Misting should be where the cutting gets most of it's moisture. Where do
> they
> > live?  You should keep the cuttings above 60 if possible.  Roottone is
> also a
> > good bet.  Place the cutting deep enough to cover at least one leaf
> node...two
> > if the cutting is big enough.  Takes about 6 weeks for the cutting to
> root.  If
> > they get impatient and pull it out to check it they will be starting over.
> Once
> > it roots they'll know it.
> >
> > Hope that helps.
> >
> > DF
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