It's taken 3 months for this #passiflora #cutting to take root. I used a mixture of #honey and #cinnamon to encourage rooting in water, but after the root tips had grown, I dipped them in rooting powder. That's probably why half the stalk is now covered in white root-like growth. Is it a good stage to plant it in soil?? #help #passionflower #propagation #cuttings @bel @brightcolours ..?
Yes, I guess so, @gjones ... I only have a couple of weeks before it gets very hot, which won't be good for a new plant settling in... I'm not moving for work, but for school. I will be studying pastry at Le Cordon Bleu in London (but am still waiting on my visa results)
Thank you Katie 😊 I've just received an SMS telling me I can collect the results - whatever they are - from the visa office. But the collection hours have ended for the day. I'll have to live with butterflies in my stomach until tomorrow @brightcolours
Here are the cuttings @brightcolours @KathyB - I've dipped them all into honey. Besides, one of them is also coated in cinnamon powder. I've planted two in a soil medium in a clay pot, and I've placed two in a mug (water propagation) #propagation #passionflower
That sounds like a plan! I've never tried to strike passionflower but if u can get more cuttings another thing u could try is to lay the cutting horizontally that way u have more leaf nodes in contact with the soil. From the look of it I'm assuming it will root from the node only so the more in contact with the soil, the better the chance for roots. 😊 PS I'm jealous! The flower is gorgeous!!
Hi GTers. I need some urgent #help with a #PlantID I spotted this saffron coloured passionflower in the city and have snapped off a couple stems to try and propagate them. But I have dreadful luck with softwood propagation. Any tips? I don't have rooting hormone on hand. I've heard cinnamon powder does the trick too. #propagation #softwood #passionflower
For best hygiene you should measure out a small amount of honey and dip into that then discard what u don't use. If u dip straight into ur main jar it can cause contamination and spread disease. Also organic non-heat-treated honey is supposed to work best (some reports suggest heat treatment can destroy the functional enzymes in the honey)