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St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Brugmansia x candida

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22/05/19 - update on my root cuttings from a Brugmansia taken at college. The root pieces now have their own roots! 😊👍🏼, and I’ve potted these two pieces up into a light well draining mix of compost and perlite till they get a bit bigger #brugmansia #brugmansia-propagation #propagation #propagation-rootcuttings #rootcuttings #propagation-brugmansia

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cyndi

Best wishes

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Cyndi 😊 @cyndi

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cyndi

Very welcome

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18/02/19 - Project Update - in November last year, our college group took root cuttings of various plants in the gardens and glasshouse where we train, and I took some from the Brugmansia in the glasshouse. Brugmansia x candida - not all plants can be propagated by root cuttings, but Brugmansia can be done this way. Using 5cm long pieces of root, they are simply pushed into a peat/perlite 50/50 mix and covered with a layer of gravel.

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No watering is initially required for root cuttings as the piece of root cannot yet take up water in this form and is solely used as a food source, where sugars and starch are stored. Adventitious shoots appear on the end of the root and these start to grow. Eventually, it will start to form its own new roots, and this could be quite a few weeks after the appearance of the shoot. Then it can be watered.

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These have been on a heated propagator which keeps the temp around 21 degrees Celsius. Now, I just need to wait a bit longer for the shoot to get bigger before I remove the cover and give it a water. I’m quite excited about this as I’ve always wanted a Brugmansia and was going to try by seed but this has proven quite successful 😄 #brugmansia #brugmansia-propagation #propagation #propagation-rootcuttings #rootcuttings #propagation-brugmansia

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richard.spicer.7906

Importantly - by doing root cuttings this new plant will be genetically the same as the mother plant (compared to seeds which will show a degree of variation in the new plants)

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novicegardenlover

Interesting technique Rich.

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lesliecole49

Good job! I'm hoping to get a cutting (maybe root) from @treefrog44 in a few weeks

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lovestogarden

Interesting. I learned about the root cutting. 👍

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terrimclaughlin

So can I take a root cutting from mine?? It doesn’t bother the plant that u cut the root from?? Mine is young about 3ft and u take the cutting in winter? What size of a cutting could I take, sorry but in like to try. Your really learning some new techniques 🤗🤗👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

Let me know when u have time..... no rush I know ur busy I can wait. Thxs!!!!😊💕

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sushiwaitress

#learnsomethingneweveryday #learning #alwayslearning 😊👍🌱

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jeatacake

Wow that's useful to know as a brug novice. Nice one Rich. Must try it👍

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suerichards

That’s so interesting, please keep us updated 👍👏

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