Propagating D. paradoxa from a flower stalk?


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A few months ago I cut a flower stalk off my D. paradoxa and stuck it in the soil. I intended to just lay it on the surface, but must have accidentally buried the cut end instead. Anyway, I dug it up a few days ago and found that it had put down subtantial roots ... but without any sign of any plantlets. Anyone know how I can go about getting plantlets from this rooted stalk, without just starting from scratch with it? Seems a shame to waste the roots.

I'm tempted to put a small nick in the stem at, or just below, soil level ... but without any firm reason for thinking this will do anything positive.

Thanks!

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Hi!

For paradoxa,i dont cut the flower stalk, i put it on a wet soil in a sunny place, and you'll see that the stalk will do roots naturally :)

if you want,you can do some little cut,very little, to help the stalk to do more roots...so more plantlets ;)

regards

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Hi!

For paradoxa,i dont cut the flower stalk, i put it on a wet soil in a sunny place, and you'll see that the stalk will do roots naturally :)

if you want,you can do some little cut,very little, to help the stalk to do more roots...so more plantlets ;)

regards

Do you mean that you bend the flower stalk so that it is resting upon the soil surface? Do you anchor it down or cover it?

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