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Re: How would you take care of it?


TOWNSHIP wrote:
> 
> Hi folks,
> I just received a single new piece of a hosta I had ordered.  The piece
> looks to me to be a new shoot, a couple of inches high, the same width.  It
> came to me potted.  When I took the plant out its pot, I found the little
> piece of crown that was attached to it rotting...mush.  This plantlet has
> about 4 little roots attached to it, from 1 inch to 2 inches long.    The
> rotting area has a single 5 inch root.
> How do I go about handling it?  Should I treat it with anything?  Do you
> think I should keep it potted?  If yes till when?  I really need help on
> this, cause it came with no guarantees, and cost me a bundle.  I would have
> a fit if it died!
> Please...help
> Thanks
> Barbara
> Quebec, Canada
> mailto:township@acbm.qc.ca
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Barbara
I would gently wash the "Single shoot with four roots" and discard the
rest.  The "live" piece should be dusted with a general purpose garden
dust.  And repotted in some sterile "potting mix".
Ran Lydell
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