Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Plant Propagation

An African violet leaf, two sprays of Christmas cactus, two spider plantlets and one stem from a rosemary plant - all nestled in sealed plastic bags in hopes they grow into new plants. Each one was propagated with a different method. The rosemary had a "heel' on it, meaning a bit of the mother branch was torn away with the stem. The African violet leaf stem was lightly shaved in hopes of producing several new plants. The spider plantlets were secured on top of the soil with hairpins. The Christmas cactus planting end was trimmed flat and allowed to "heal" overnight before planting. This is all experimental and it could take up to 12 weeks before I know for sure of "success" or "failure."

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