hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: winter bloomers speaking about rooting....

I'm not inclined to use straight water for rooting anything. If they do
root that way, the type of root developed is not the best for later
potting. I'd prefer to root in some sort of solid medium like
vermiculite, perlite, or a blend.

I wouldn't try another method with the same cutting. It seems to me that
without roots all this time it has nearly depleted its energy reserves
that it would have used to make roots. Start with a fresh cutting.

neIN, Zone 5

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> Maybe it doesn't like your water. Chlorinated? Softened?
> You might try planting cuttings directly into one of those high-priced 
> potting mixes--MiracleGro, Scott's, etc--keep it damp [not wet], and 
> give it lots of light.
> On Feb 8, 2006, at 6:18 AM, Donna wrote:
> > If some of you recall (doubt it), last fall I took a
> > couple cuttings from a fancy geranium. I was
> > complaining that it never rooted... well I still am
> > complaining. That darn thing has sat in water since
> > fall, still alive (-well the leaves haven't died off-)
> > but it still DOESN'T have roots!
> >
> > What is with that?
> >
> > On another note, since my then new office has tons of
> > lights, I brought over my annual pots from my deck. I
> > usually use a house plant with some annuals and let
> > the whole thing die off yearly. They are still all
> > alive and the annuals are not looking shabby about to
> > bloom again. (I had cut off the flowers about Nov or
> > so as they appeared to be going to seed) What I lost
> > was the ivy?!? Didn't think I would have a problem
> > with that!
> >
> > Anyways, the fancy geraniums are still growing.
> > Thinking they might need a haircut or something. So
> > since the water rooting didn't work.... what should I
> > try next?
> >
> > Donna
> >
> > --- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> >
> >> Lantana roots fairly easily in vermiculite or
> >> perlite, Chris. Don't
> >> know about water.
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
> >
> >
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement