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    Separating Ping Plantlets

    Lately I've been working on propagating pings and have come upon an issue.

    My P. 'Tina' has produced many plantlets on a single leaf. I'm sure other people have had this happen and was wondering what's the best way to separate them into single plants.


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    Wait until each gets to be the size of a quarter, then do it. Otherwise they'll crumble to pieces. It'll take some time, but it's well worth the wait.

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    Sorry, I don't have any advice, but I'm curious how you went about it. I've tried Joseph's method of just placing pullings in a container with a paper towel with very limited success (I have one leaf that's growing a plantlet, but it's growing ridiculously slow). What's that media mix? Did you cover it for humidity? Temps?

    Thank ya!

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    Thanks mass, its gonna be a real mess of leaves but at least each plant will hold together better.

    _ReApEr:

    I used the ICPS website's advice. Equal parts pearlite/vermiculite/sand (I think?) in a pot with a bit of water in the tray. Lay each leaf on the surface and cover with saran wrap under fluorescent lights. Ambient temp was ~76 day and 65 night.

    At least 1-2 plantlets per leaf for me. May be different depending on species and conditions.

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    I use straight peat, made into a funnel shape. Warm and humid.. lay the leaves with the cut end down into the funnel. I've had zero success until trying this method. And 85% success afterwards.

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    They're not delicate. Just gently coax them apart with your fingers or forceps. I use APS for Mexican pings.

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    Thanks, Andyscoolsn and mass.

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    I use 2 pointed toothpicks to separate them. You should be able to identify individual rosettes and find the edges.
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