Re: amorph leaf cuttings/tc
- Subject: Re: amorph leaf cuttings/tc
- From: "ron" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 14:43:35 -0500 (CDT)
Hi Steve, This idea interests. I'd like to try it. What part of the leaf do
you use and how do you set it in the media. Thanks for the response.
I'm The Other
----- Original Message -----
From: "Petra Schmidt" <email@example.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: amorph leaf cuttings/tc
> You're right, and Kathy did some leaf cuttings while at MO as well...I
> haven't unpacked my slides yet but I remember using GA3 on them as well.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Marak" <email@example.com>
> To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 5:49 PM
> Subject: amorph leaf cuttings/tc
> > Petra, I think you, Kathy Upton, and I had some discussion of amorph
> > cuttings as far back as the early 90's!
> > On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Petra Schmidt wrote:
> > > I've done the leaf cuttings with newly emerged leaf material and with
> > > end of the season leaf material and both seem to respond the same, not
> > > successful but what survives will form a tuber and send up a leaf.
> > > swapped notes with other aroiders playing around with this and there's
> > > failures than successes, but I think placing cuttings under mist makes
> > > positive difference (cool moisture). I've tried a few with and
> > > rooting hormones as well, no big difference seen there. Again, I'm
> > > playing with these when I can afford the time and plant material.
> > I still haven't tried titanum, but there are several species I routinely
> > propagate by leaf cuttings. Of those, I have also not seen any
> > between cuttings taken soon after leaf emergence or later, with one
> > exception: if I wait until the plant is near dormancy again, they don't
> > ever seem to take. I don't really find this surprising. But right up
> > you see that characteristic very slight change in appearance that
> > oncoming dormancy, yes.
> > I haven't kept any records, but I'd say that across the few species I've
> > tried I'm getting about 60% to take. As to what I mean by that, I take
> > set of relatively small cuttings (to minimize leaf surface lost by the
> > donor) all at once, either from a single plant or set of clones, which
> > tend to stay in synch. Having given it/them one setback, I don't take
> > more during that growth cycle. So, I wind up with 3 of 5, 4 of 6, etc.
> > That's with no mist but relatively high (65-70%) humidity (no pun
> > intended). It's been a very easy and trouble free method for me - I put
> > them on shady shelves in the greenhouse and tend to forget about them
> > weeks at a time.
> > This discussion has gotten me interested again. I think I'll try a few
> > species tonight.
> > Steve
> > -- Steve Marak
> > -- email@example.com