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'
>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
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?