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Martha Washington Pelergoniums also known as Regals (Part Two)

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Potting of Regals is coming right along saving 4 of every variety in the collection is proving to be difficult to keep track of but patience prevails. When potting on stock plants need to make sure to pull off all blossoms so that the plant devotes all the energy to putting on growth .
Cuttings will be taken in September,then plants will be cut to half there size to about 6-8" and leaves removed so that there is only 10 or so leaves left.Watering will be cut back so that plant is on the dry side..however water is still necessary damp but not wet.Plants will weep after cutting so good air circulation is necessary until weeping stops usually around 5-7 days then your plant is ready for a nap.
Cuttings taken vary in length from 1.5" to 3" long removing buds or blooms also removing large leaves leaving 2-3 small top leaves.Rooting powder or liquid is very helpful.stick cuttings in a 2" pot with a good Quality potting soil put in a shaded area mist every two days bottom heat is helpful but not necessary in about 2-4 weeks your cutting should be on it’s to sucess.
Enough for now…….Kevin

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Thank you - very useful information. I'm going to save this blog so that I can look at it again.

16 Jun, 2010

 

I'm doing the same thing as Hywel ... thanks for the great information Kevin.

16 Jun, 2010

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