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angipangi

106 year old Edwardian cottage garden with a 106 year old house attached which is equally challenging. Some days I feel like I'm the same age.

Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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angipangi

Baby spider plant making #newgrowth attached by it's umbilical cord to mummy plant. This is indoor layering in the greenhouse

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debs69

How to you root the babies @angipangi 🤔 have a couple in the office and not sure how to deal with them 🤓

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IlsonRootsProject

What other plants do you reckon you could use this method with? I'm thinking strawberries but not sure of any others but there surely must be some ?

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angipangi

@debs69 Really easy. You can either break them off and put into a small pot with compost &provided you keep them in a north or west facing window, not in the sun & keep them moist they will root.This layering method is practically 100% successful. Fill little pot with compost.Put baby spider in and make a little u shaped wire to anchor it down into the soil.Look closely I have anchored the stem with green plastic coated wire cut into hairpin shape. Don't keep it in greenhouse too hot. Cool house

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angipangi

@debs69 In a few weeks you will see the baby spider is growing in its own right and you can severe the stem and off it goes on it's own. Easy peasy.

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angipangi

@Olson roots project There's loads of plants you can layer. I'm a bit busy trying to clear up from another day of horrendous weather here but will get back to you later on.

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angipangi

@IlsonRootsProject Sorry Blo--y pred text got your tag horribly wrong. My message went to @Olson.

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debs69

Thank you very much @angipangi 👍 I will give it go 😘 the babies look very healthy 🤓

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angipangi

@llsonRootsProject Yes you can do strawberries although I find it easier just to cut of the babies & put them in compost. This is not really layering it's just propagating. I layer all kinds of shrubs. The most successful have been Rhododendrons Azaleas Potentillas Cotoneaster but any springy shrub is worth experimenting with. Find a low down branch and ease it flat onto the ground. Mound some soil over it and put a wire u shape on to pin it down or sometimes I just put a stone to secure it.

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angipangi

@llsonRootsProject contd. As long as the branch is in contact with the soil it's fine. Sometimes people put a slit in the branch to encourage roots but I've never needed to do that.Leave it & don't disturb it looking for roots. You'll recognise when it's growing & then you sever it from the main plant & pot up. To find out more Google Propagating plants by layering and this will give you more info. I'm just passing on my personal experiences. Good luck

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