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Re: advice to new hibiscus growers


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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