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    Stem cutting in water...

    I've got a stem cutting growing in water for about a month now. It's starting to form roots and has formed a new leaf so far, working on the second. The water is mostly clear, but there seems to be a mucus forming around the root. I was wondering if this is unusual or a symptom of something I should be concerned about.

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    Dan
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    Change the water. That guk isn't necessarily something to worry about but it won't be any help either.
    I don't use this method, but I'm curious to try it sometime:
    http://www.omnisterra.com/botany/cp/slides/nepprop.htm
    If you don't want to put this much work into it, you can add a small amount of hydrogen peroxide every few days - I think about a tablespoon per gallon of media is appropriate for your typical drugstore 3% peroxide.
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    Superthrive...

    I've read all the research and opinions from both sides of the debate. I've decided that on this subject I need to draw my own conclusion, but I am wondering if anyone has tried adding a drop or two of Superthrive to the water the Nep cutting grows in... I didn't use any rooting hormone on the cutting when I first cut it, as I couldn't find the recommended gel, but I actually have purchased some Superthrive and was wondering on the best way to use it during this particular process.

    Thanks for the hasty response!
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    I am under the impression that superthrive does best when added to a fert.
    I use vit. B1 for all my transplants and cuttings. However, I have not tried rooting a nep yet!

    ---------- Post added at 02:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:30 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    Change the water. That guk isn't necessarily something to worry about but it won't be any help either.
    I don't use this method, but I'm curious to try it sometime:
    http://www.omnisterra.com/botany/cp/slides/nepprop.htm
    If you don't want to put this much work into it, you can add a small amount of hydrogen peroxide every few days - I think about a tablespoon per gallon of media is appropriate for your typical drugstore 3% peroxide.
    ~Joe
    thanks for that link seedjar!
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    i get that with most cuttings i take of anything. never really an issue. i do rinse it off though. if you are diligent about changing the water, its less of an issue.

    as for superthrive, at the very least, i have used it with no discernible adverse affects on the cuttings/plants... whether it helps it or not, its hard to say. i do notice nice growth, but i dont have any control to compare to, to definitively say it made a difference. some could argue that since i had no control, i shouldn't say there was no adverse affect, but im trying to be optimistic here so cut me some slack

    seedjar, thanks for the link. i may have to try that out someday.
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    z

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