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Re: Propagation by Leaf Cutting


>I've been doing some Aroid propagation experiments this year with almost
>100 percent success.
>
>I've had success with several species of Amorphophallus and Psuedodracontium.
>And in a couple of weeks, may be able to add Caladium to the 'successful'
>category.
>
>Unlike some others, I do not use the upper part of the leaf.  I use only
>the petiole.  I cut into 3-4 inch sections and stick them in a mixture of
>pinebark and perlite, then put them underneath a trash bag for 6 to 8
>weeks.  After that the part of the petiole cutting above the ground has
>whithered, but a bulbil has formed underground.
>
>One particular failure was with Synandrospadix...only tried one single
>cutting.  I doubt this would have worked as the petiole tissue was
>quite 'airy'.
>
>Alan

Alan, With the petiole method...can this work with very young plants? At
what point in the leaf's development should the cuttings be made? 

Neil






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