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    Hi all,
    I was just transplanting a D. regia in to a larger pot, and two roots got separated in the transplanting (darn it Dave, don't rip the plant out of the pot!), i put them about 1/2 inch under the surface in 1/2 peat and 1/2 perlite, then i put it in the water tray with my other regia, scorpiodes, and capensis. Is there anything else i should do?

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    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Although the pictures are not working (or needed really) you can try a older topic by pingman topic on the subject He doesn't cover the root cuttings at all... good luck!
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    Ok, thanks.
    The reason i covered my roots a bit is because i've heard from a few places that covering the roots is a good idea. The roots do have a little point in which they stick out a bit at the end though.

    Even if they are bured 1/2 below, will they still be able to grow?
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    I think the Savage Garden says to bury them shallowly... 1/2 an inch might be a little too deep. I'd look at my copy but it's lost among the textbooks.
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    People often seal root cuttings, whether it is saran wrap or a baggie.

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    The greenhouse we have should be humid enough. I did consider that though.

    Seedjar, as i mentioned before, the tip of one end of each cutting pokes just in to the surface. The other part is about 1/2 inch down. I did it that way so it would get more water withoug danger of being too deep.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Dave, it sounds like you have the right setup. Last month, I took some root cuttings from my regia 'Big Easy'. They were cut into 1-2" segments, burying them the same depth as you describe. I placed them close to growlights in a ziplock bag ( I don't have a greenhouse).

    They should do well for you. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Whoopie! I get two free regias for transplanting one! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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