Ok, folks...I did a no no. * [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] *I tried to separate a basal shoot without un-potting the mother plant. *I THOUGHT I could avoid re-potting shock for the mother. * Guess again. *
* * So I snipped the basal shoot from the mother, below the soil suface....and wound up with 90% of the roots on the 2 and 1/2 inch (4 leaf) basal shoot, and only about 10% of the roots on the 7 inch (10 leaf) mother plant!
* * Will the mother plant recover, or is removing that much of the root system a death sentence? *I did dip the wound in rooting hormone, just incase that might help.
* * Next time you can be darned sure I will take the mother plant OUT OF THE MEDIUM before I attempt any more surgery!