How do you know..........

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How do you know..........

Postby lmrk » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:42 pm

..........whether fig propagation has worked :?: Planted these cuttings from my banyan and PJ figs about a month ago (1st time at attempted propagation!). They haven't died (which is a bonus) :D , but they don't appear to be doing anything other than not dying :( (ie, haven't grown, no signs of roots underneath).

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So how do you know whether the propagation has been successful before digging them up and planting out?

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Re: How do you know..........

Postby Kieran F » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:57 pm

i'd say either just wait until you get new growth, or tug them a little and see if they feel like they have rooted, but im no expert so you should wait untill someone more experienced comes along
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Re: How do you know..........

Postby lmrk » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:04 pm

I tried the "tugging on the leaves" method, and they do seem to be anchored in, but still not sure. I'm just impatient!!! :lol: :wink:
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Re: How do you know..........

Postby guzzigirl » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:24 pm

wait until new leaves shoot. you would probably need at least 6 weeks if not more. I wouldn't tug at the cuttings as you risk damaging any new roots that might be growing as they will be very fragile.
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Re: How do you know..........

Postby lmrk » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:22 pm

Thanks GG - will try to be patient! :wink:
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Re: How do you know..........

Postby imonetwo » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:08 pm

If you want those cuttings to root try putting a small plastic igloo over them, they will respond much faster.

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Re: How do you know..........

Postby FLgarden » Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:35 am

I've only been playing with gardening for a handful of months now, but any prop'd cuttings I've taken seem to do better when covered at least partially. Same as you with the impatience, it drives me crazy, you should see my half hydro/half soil propagation setup (heat pad under it and everything!). I'd recomend against pulling to check because, as someone stated, you can damage roots, I did that recently to a larger croton branch I was trying to prop and took off it's largest root :x
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Re: How do you know..........

Postby lmrk » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:28 am

Thanks guys

The propagation tray does have a cover, which is on all the time, I just took it off to get a better shot of the cuttings:

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