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Frans IJsselstijn

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Cassiope Wardii
« on: January 01, 2018, 10:40:12 AM »
Dear members

Can anyone tell me in which soil Cassiope wardii grow.
Tanks for the answers

Kind regards
Frans IJsselstijn
in the Netherlands

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Re: Cassiope Wardii
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 10:55:39 AM »
a very gritty acid soil I would have thought.
David Nicholson
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Re: Cassiope Wardii
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 07:53:46 PM »
I have a few old plants at our nursery which seem to like well drained good soil with extra peat and grit added. They also seem to be happier in a more sheltered spot away from cold drying winter winds. The best one I have is under a large Phylliopsis.  If you top dress around the plant with similar compost/soil  they tend to produce rooted suckers at the base which can be cut off and grown on. Its a bit easier than trying to root them as cuttings. If you wish to root them as cuttings I have found if you pull or strip the leaves off it tends not to work so well. The base seems to go black and rot.  I use a small pair of very sharp scissors or trimming knife to remove the basal leaves without damaging the stem. I reckon  by stripping the leaves you also remove the soft bark from the stem.
Hope you have success


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Re: Cassiope Wardii
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 08:35:06 PM »
Good point about taking extra care  when removing the lower leaves, Ali;  the stems are easily damaged.
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