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Re: Hello again


Mary --

Have you ever tried this with Hosta leaves?

Floyd Rogers

At 08:46 AM 11/8/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Narda, I am beginning to think that I dreamed the process as I have checked
>every book that we have on propagation and cannot find the material.  It is
>really simple.  I took shears and cut between the veins of the begonia
>leaves.  Each leaf will give you 6 to 8 cuttings.  The cuttings are then
>placed into little cells in ( I used pro mix and perlite about one-fourth
>perlite) Put the pointed end or the one that joins the center vein into the
>wet soil.  Cover with a plastic dome.  A few weeks later little plantlets
>begin to appear.  Roots also tend to go in all directions.  I am now moving
>them into four inch pots.
>
>Actually the young plants can be bought for very little but it is sometimes
>difficult to find the color I want so I only took cuttings from the special
>colors that grow well.
>Good luck
>Mary
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