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Author Topic: Rhodothamnus chamaecistus  (Read 3481 times)

johanneshoeller

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Rhodothamnus chamaecistus
« on: December 15, 2007, 07:28:03 AM »
Is it possible to take cuttings from Rhodothamnus chamaecistus and the plants will grow?

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Susan

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Re: Rhodothamnus chamaecistus
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 08:16:14 AM »
I have, using bottom heat and mist. Only had a few cuttings but struck a couple.

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Re: Rhodothamnus chamaecistus
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2007, 01:52:08 PM »
Hans,
The propagation of Rhodothamnus chamaecistus is difficult. Tries it with seeds gathered in August and sown immediately in peaty soil. Cuttings should be young shoots with a few joints of older growth at the base, soaked in rooting compound and inserted in the peat and shade frame. Since your garden is in the mountains, perhaps you be able have success. I myself had ever a success.
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Re: Rhodothamnus chamaecistus
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 06:37:18 AM »
Servus Hans,
I do not have bottom heat or mist, but have a reasonable success in striking semiripe cuttings in summer- using Hormone rooting powder and 50% each of peatmoss & Perlite and covering the pot with plastic. I also encrease my stock by pegging down branches[ with strong wire]on my old plants[ 20 or so years old & 30 -40 cm in diameter], first scaping a little of the bark away, dusting with hormone powder and mixing peatmoss and Perlite[ or sharp sand]with the soil & make sure it never dries out. After 1 year or so, you should be able to cut the rooted layer from the mother plant and pot it up.
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Re: Rhodothamnus chamaecistus
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 06:52:53 AM »
Thank you Franz and Otto!! I will try it.
All the best
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