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Re: Callused cuttings


At 12:46 AM 09/10/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>succulents, including succulent varieties of pels will form a "callus" over
>the cut portion of the cutting after several days.  some species root best
>after allowing a callus to form--it is a natural reaction to being cut and
>releases auxins that promote root formation.  It was thought in the past
>that "hardening" geranium and pel cuttings thusly improved rooting.  Not so,
>except for the truly succulent types like old man never die, or the
>sarcocaulons.

Thanks, Robin, for your answer. I just sent in the answer that I received from
the Swiss Farms Wholesale nursery.





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