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Old 05-10-2014, 11:25 AM
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Sherie, up here in the cold and snow they are just anuals so starting them from seed would have to be done really early - like in Oct or Nov for them to be big enough to even see before they died back from the cold. I plant bulbs and get to enjoy them for only a short time each year - but I love them.
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:36 PM
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You should try growing some in pots one year - they will send up pups quicker as they fill the pots. If you leave the pups growing in the pot, the plants won't get as big too. Plus, you could maybe bring a pot in for the winter.
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Sherie0001 View Post:
Since joining PlantSwap, I've become really interested in propagating my plants. Whether it's collecting the seeds, growing (or trying to grow!) plants from cuttings, or starting something from seed, I'm learning as I go.

I thought it would be great if we could share our experiences with the different plants we are starting - what works (or what doesn't), any advice or tips you might have, or just share some pictures of your babies.

So, how do you start your cuttings or seedlings?
I have a passion vine that I dug up, as a small plant, where I used to live. I planted it in the ground at my new home and it has done very well. Last year it covered the fence. I've dug up small ones and put in pots, with potting soil, for friends and family. My vine dies in the winter but comes back In the spring.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:56 PM
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Hi malewis, sounds like you have some happy plants! I love passion vines. Right now, I'm growing some in pots so I don't get many babies coming up. I've been propagating them by cuttings - first in water until I see root buds starting, then I put them in soil. Maybe this year I need to get them out in the yard and let them do their own thing, lol!
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:29 AM
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Sherie, thank you for sharing the tips and photos. They are very useful!

For the rooting, I found a link talk about the Aloe gel that:-
(http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7654/...-and-more.html)
"...Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.*...."
So I put the Keywords 'Aloe vera gel for plant rooting: Auxin and Gibberellins' in Google search and found an interesting link which I like to share.
http://www.scielo.org.co/pdf/agc/v31n2/v31n2a05.pdf
Hope it is helpful for propagate.
Thank you.

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Old 05-11-2014, 07:30 AM
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They come up all over the yard and I dig them up and put them in soil in pots or even McDonalds large styrafoam cups. They will climb on your fence, etc. I'm trying to get some that came up close to a couple of trees to go around the tree. Thus far, they've only gone as far as the twine I put on them. I think the bark is too tight for them to cling too. But I keep hoping they will eventually cling to it because the limbs are too tall for me to put twine over.
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Forgot they freeze during the winter but come back in the spring and summer.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:40 AM
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:37 AM
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Thanks Nip and RacoonBandit. .

That's really interesting about the aloe vera gel, Nip. Do you use that to root your cuttings? I've heard of using honey too. I use rooting hormone powder sometimes if I think my cuttings need a little extra help to get going.

Malewis - Good luck with getting your passion vine up into your tree. I think it will be hard without the tendrils having anything to wrap around, though.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Sherie0001 View Post:
Thanks Nip and RacoonBandit. .

That's really interesting about the aloe vera gel, Nip. Do you use that to root your cuttings? I've heard of using honey too. I use rooting hormone powder sometimes if I think my cuttings need a little extra help to get going.

Malewis - Good luck with getting your passion vine up into your tree. I think it will be hard without the tendrils having anything to wrap around, though.
Thanks Sheri for your question.
I did it last time with the small Gojiberry cutting 2 weeks ago. Some of them have small green buds, some give green leaves.

I count them all 13 from 18 cuttings and hope they are success.
Thank you for the information to use the honey for help.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:57 PM
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Nip - how did those Gojiberry cuttings do for you? I bet you have bunches of nice, healthy plants by now.

Thought I'd share a pic of one of my Royal Poinciana seedlings that I pictured on the first page of this thread when I first started them. I gave the rest away, but the one I kept is loving all the rain we've been having! I'm just amazed that this was from a seed I planted just over 4 months ago. So much fun!

Royal Poinciana seedling
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Thumbs upNice Job!


Just gorgeous, Sherie!

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Originally Posted by Sherie0001 View Post:
Nip - how did those Gojiberry cuttings do for you? I bet you have bunches of nice, healthy plants by now.

Thought I'd share a pic of one of my Royal Poinciana seedlings that I pictured on the first page of this thread when I first started them. I gave the rest away, but the one I kept is loving all the rain we've been having! I'm just amazed that this was from a seed I planted just over 4 months ago. So much fun!

Royal Poinciana seedling
Its very pretty sherie! It grew really fast!
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:01 PM
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Sherie you have a very beautiful plant and looks you are doing a great job with your little seedling
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