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Thread: Water rooting Cephalotus leafs?

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    Whenever anyone discusses rooting any plant in water I highly, highly recommend changing the water frequently--at least once a day and optimally twice a day. Roots need access to air and I have seen success rates drastically improve when cuttings were given access to fresh, oxygenated water. Most of the time the rotting occurs because the tissue suffocates and dies. I would even go so far as to suggest an aquarium bubbler be hooked up for a low-maintenance approach, but I personally have not tried this. Only takes an air pump, stone, tubing, and let's say a water bottle or 2-liter bottle. Only an idea in my head. Wish you the best though!

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    I put 4 leaves in a zip lock bag with deionised water and left them for approximately 6 weeks or so, without changing the water, and they all rooted just fine. I usually use live Sphagnum moss for rooting Cephalotus, but I put one of the water rooted leaf cuttings in wood pulp as an experiment and it's doing fine:



    More details here: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...n-Hydroculture
    Last edited by mobile; 11-06-2013 at 12:05 PM.

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    Well done mobile, i will try this week-end.

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