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    Nep cutting in vase - it works!





    This is right out of what Indymental (Sheila) prescribes:

    Notch the cutting and put in a vase of water, under light.... and wait. I hadn't paid much attention to the setup but decided to look for roots anyways. There were lots of roots and it took several weeks. I just made a hole in the Nep planter and put the cutting in and it never missed a beat.

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    Awesome! I'll have to try that sometime.

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    What does it mean to notch it? I wanna try it maybe with the Predator so more can get one. How long you leave it in the water? You think it would work with just the light from a window?

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    That's Awesome! Did you use any kind of root hormone or superthrive? Thanks for sharing. I will have to try that some time!!

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    That method works, but takes much longer than just using compost or airlayering. Also, there is increased risk of rot/fungus/mold/etc. While good for a giggle with a ventrata or the like, I certainly wouldn't risk a predator with this method.
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    My balcony has got plastic cups with water here and there to root cuttings. Lazy way but it works with about 95% success rate for me. The tap water I use has low mineral content, chlorine and cloramine. I think that cut down the occurences of rot.

    Sometimes I leave the cuttings in the cups for as long as 6 months.
    Cindy

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    Notching refers to slitting the bottom inch or so of the cutting, which allows the roots emerge. I used no chemicals at all. Cheap, easy, and 1 for 1!

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    Thats cool. So if you use some kind of powder or gel it just shaves 2-3 weeks off. Kinda nice those gels and such can be quite spendie. Do you have to change the water often?

    Josh

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