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Eucomis leaf cuttings

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By Meanie


Eucomis leaf cuttings (Eucomis comosa)

A couple of months ago after watching Gardeners World I had a go at some leaf cuttings from one of my Eucomis. From six cuttings three have taken. If you look carefully you'll see three of the four shoots that this one cutting has put up.



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looking promising; what will happen if we get very cold weather?

14 Dec, 2011

 

Nowt - they're in the conservatory!!!

14 Dec, 2011

 

very wise.

14 Dec, 2011

 

It was a better result than I expected!

14 Dec, 2011

 

great result Meanie..

15 Dec, 2011

 

It certainly was!
I'm trying some leaf cuttings from my Beschorneria now............

15 Dec, 2011

 

that should be interesting virtually the same way as eucomis, put up a pic when they've rooted i'd like to see them.. good luck

15 Dec, 2011

amy
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Well done Meanie , if anyone can do it you can :o)

15 Dec, 2011

 

I have no idea what a Beschorneria grows from (bulb, tuber etc) SL, but as mine is strong and has plenty of leaves I thought what the heck!

Amy - if you have any give it a go next year!

15 Dec, 2011

 

Well done, these have certainly 'taken' haven't they. They are such nice plants to have.

16 Dec, 2011

 

It looks a good way to get more Homebird!

16 Dec, 2011

 

To be honest Meanie, i'm not that sure either i just remember my dad having these as cuttings in his greenhouse..def worth a try though,,

16 Dec, 2011

 

Worth a try as I broke the leaf off, so it was "scrap" anyway!

16 Dec, 2011

 

It's doing very well!

17 Dec, 2011

 

They are Delonix - a total of six shoots from three leaf cuttings have emerged so far..............

18 Dec, 2011

 

A M A Z I N G, Meanie. Well done!! I tried leaf cuttings once (begonia with spotted foliage) but nothing happened other than having rotten leaves lol.

19 Dec, 2011

 

One of the cuttings looks pretty rotten, but it is throwing up a shoot.

19 Dec, 2011

 

Maybe I should have given my rotten leaves some more time. I didn't think it would take a couple of months for them to have shoots and chucked them all after a week or two.

19 Dec, 2011

 

A week or two!!!!
You'll have to be much more patient than that!

19 Dec, 2011

 

I should have known better :o)
But I just didn't know~. Thanks for this photo Meanie, I've learned a new thing :-)

20 Dec, 2011

 

There's an update here..................

http://bit.ly/1pe98xD

23 Feb, 2014

amy
Amy
 

I missed the chance this year keith but will try to remember next year , yours have been a huge success ,well done :o)

24 Feb, 2014

 

Far better than my efforts from seed Amy!

24 Feb, 2014

amy
Amy
 

I'm sure Keith , I have seeds collected but am going to wait to do it your way in October ....

24 Feb, 2014



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