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Old 10-25-2014, 06:06 PM
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I will never go another winter without grow lights. Everything still thinks it's summer. ha ha
Here's a picture of a bunch of hoya cuttings I got from tsilentseed this summer. ( this isn't even all of them. lol)....some Swedish ivy cuttings and a few iresine cuttings that I have rooting under my lights.
I had no idea what to do with all of the hoya I got so I put them in water to root. That was over a month ago.
The iresine I got from The Hollyberry Lady. It was a little too tall, so I chopped it today. So fun
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:13 PM
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They look great!
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:21 PM
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Thanks Tess. I hope I'm not driving people crazy with the billions of posts yet. I'm just really excited about being able to propagate things this winter.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:39 PM
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Why would you be worried about driving people crazy, Pink? This is a garden site....people are supposed to post and show their pictures!


Your cuttings all look amazing and healthy! I have no doubt they will all root!


Great idea to cut the Iresine. Now she'll be less spindly and branch out for you. And you can root the tops elsewhere! A win/win situation...yay!


Yes, I know what you mean about not facing winter without grow lights. I refuse to face the growing season coming to an end...ever!


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Old 10-25-2014, 09:58 PM
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:53 AM
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What tye of grow lites are you using ? what temperature is the place/

Mine are rooting without here is upstairs bedroom.. Grandfathers pipe really roots just water.

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Old 10-26-2014, 08:10 AM
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Now is the time I start all my Brugmansia cuttings in water, when pruning and putting to rest for the winter. They are like weeds to start this way.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:14 AM
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I have 2,4 ft shop light fixtures with a wide spectrum light and a bright white bulb in each. It's 70 degrees or so under the lights. Everything seems to like it. I rearranged everything yesterday so the seedlings,,small cacti, and cuttings rooting in soil are about 4 inches from the light.the cuttings in water are about 16 inches from the light.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:25 AM
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by pinkham View Post:
I have 2,4 ft shop light fixtures with a wide spectrum light and a bright white bulb in each. It's 70 degrees or so under the lights. Everything seems to like it. I rearranged everything yesterday so the seedlings,,small cacti, and cuttings rooting in soil are about 4 inches from the light.the cuttings in water are about 16 inches from the light.
Do you let them on all night? Are they safe?
Use lots of electric?

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Old 10-26-2014, 11:59 AM
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Very nice! Looks like a great set-up Pinkham.
You have lots of happy plants rooting there.
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:29 PM
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the lights are really safe. We. Keep them on about 16 to 18 hours a day. Fluorescent lights are cheap to run. We haven't noticed any increase in the electric bill.
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:26 PM
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Just a few more things rooting. A bunch of deiffenbachia in water(with roots starting) and an aglaonema in soil. They came from an overgrown pot I was given a few months ago. I chopped all this off last week. I'd almost given up on the aglaonema but it's started to perk up the past few days.
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Looking good, Pink!
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