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Re: Cuttings

Sandy - there is a description of this type of cutting in Jan Taylor's
excellent book 'Pelargoniums for Colour and Variety'. P73/74.  You need to
have a piece of stem with at least one node and with about 1cm above and
below the node. Cut through the length to make two pieces.  Press into the
compost with the leaf-axil bud uppermost.  These cuttings take longer to
root, but  "will often produce sturdier and more self-branching specimens"

Best wishes,

---- Original Message -----
From: Sandy Connerley <sandym@NORTHCOAST.COM>
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 2:23 PM
Subject: Cuttings

> When you get a plant that sports a variegated branch and you think it
> might be stable, I have heard that sometimes the branch is variegated
> only on one side of the stem.  I have heard that you can take a short
> cutting, slice it in half lengthwise, and root it to keep only the
> variegation in it.  Does anyone know how successful it is to take such
> cuttings. It would seem they would be ripe for diseases entering with
> such a large cut area.
> Sandy

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