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Re: Re: New plant acquisition...


For Pachystachys, I take greenwood or current year new growth cuttings in
early summer. Remove lower leaves so that their nodes will be inserted in
the mix since this is where the roots will form, dip them in a rooting
hormone and put them into 6 inch pot of seed starting mix. Water well then
put a plastic baggie over the pot and set it in a warm place out of direct
sunlight. I use a bent coat hanger to keep the baggie from touching the
cuttings. Cuttings should root in couple weeks. I do Lantana camara the same


----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] New plant acquisition...

> mind sharing that info on propagation?
> Donna
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Daniel Roman
> > The shrimp plant you have is most likely Pachystachys lutea. I grew them
> > many years from a single plant from Longwood Gardens. They didn't
> > well in my cold garage but they were easy to overwinter as house plants.
> > Easy to propagate too.
> >
> > Dan
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