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    first attempt at flower stalk cuttings

    I am making my first attempt at flower stalk cuttings with my D. dichotoma. I took cuttings about 1 inches long and put them in baby food jars with distilled water in a south facing window. Three of them have developed starts that I have moved to a clamshell container from a restaurant filled with waterlogged peat. The little starts are about 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch now. and i have moved them to a shady outdoor site with the lid cracked open about an inch. One that I moved accidentally yesterday did not have any roots yet.


    So am I doing anything to make the more experienced among you cringe?

    Am I rushing them by putting them outside in the shade to soon or should I have them in full sun?

    I guess I just wonder what next?

    Any advice or suggestions are appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Not to be a pessimist, but I don't think you'll get anything from the flower stalk. You'd be better off taking leaf cuttings.


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    I see the dews in the water, but is there anything else in the water - hormones, vitamins, etc? Also what kind of containers are those? I am intrigued by this setup.
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    Jim- Flower stalk cuttings produce plantlets with D. binata varieties that are generally 2x as quick (and as large) as typical leaf cuttings.
    This picture is of a D. binata "T-form" flower stalk cutting after several months (sitting in a cup of water under lights).


    And I'll let jim answer you jb, but generally only distilled water is used (tap water usually works too).
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    I stand corrected! Thanks, Aaron. I'll try that.

    Those are centrifuge tubes that my workplce was going to toss. I use purified water and sit them at a window sill, in "bright shade". ~3 weeks later they sprout.

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    Sweet! Thanks Jim.
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    Taking pictures of plants in water is challenging. This is the best of what I could get:


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    Here is a shot of mine in the jars. How soon is it okay to try and pot them up?



    ---------- Post added at 02:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:28 PM ----------




    http://cpforums.org/gallery/v/scheju..._0375.jpg.html

    Let me try that image again.

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