Interesting, so let me make sure I understood it: the trimmed pieces (any minimal length?) of the roots were just placed on top of thin layer of sopping wet sphagnum in a shaded location?
BTW nelumbifolia is back in my collection yay!!!
Something to do with invading rolons. I like it. Live sphagnum and it's anti microbial properties, and water regulation / evaporative cooling.
True Bugs really Suck
thanks so much for sharing Ron! i too am at that stage where root stolons are not advantageous for propagation, but i think my failure came from not keeping them constantly damp, and they were subjected to drying out many many times. T.T nice to finally see success! i take it quelchii will be making a plentiful debut next time around may?
In hindsight, I think I just needed to ensure the root fragments stayed in a thin film of water - I was originally keeping them too dry. I was also excited by the sheer number of little emerging leaves. For a plant that is mostly unavailable in the US, I found this very cool.
Last edited by RL7836; 11-18-2011 at 11:42 AM. Reason: Respond to Amp
Very interesting method. I have left the "rolons" attached to the mother plant while "air layering" them in small cups of LFS in water trays. Once established, I "cut the chord".
I will be looking for that Quelchii at the auction
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that was from a leaf? could have fooled me---looks like a tuber. congrats! you've successfully propagated an orchidioides utric from a leaf pulling!
gill_za: very cool pics - thanks for sharing.
I'm very curious about people's success with this species. I've read numerous accounts of folk's having problems growing it. So far, mine has been a super-robust grower without odd idiosyncrasies. I believe RSS has had similar experience.