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    Somebody told me about putting melted Parafin wax on the cut ends of a Dendrobium Cane when using Vegitative Reproduction. Can anybody give me a reason why I should do this? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    monkeyman,
    I'm taking a guess that it is to seal the ends of the cane. Whether it is to prevent moisture loss or prevent rotting from starting before then roots sprout I don't know. It could be either or neither of those two reasons.
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    Huh, I've seen people do this for lucky bamboo canes - though roots certainly won't grow through the wax on those. It does seem to promote a side branch to grow, and prevent mold and rotting as BCK guessed.
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    Quote (wickedthistle @ Dec. 09 2002,8:41)
    Huh, I've seen people do this for lucky bamboo canes - though roots certainly won't grow through the wax on those. It does seem to promote a side branch to grow, and prevent mold and rotting as BCK guessed.[/QUOTE]
    It IS to seal the wound thats why its called horticultural wax.

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