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Fuchsia cutting rooted in water 2009-09-23


By Balcony

Fuchsia cutting rooted in water 2009-09-23 (Fuchsia)

Fuchsia cutting rooted in water 2009-09-23

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Well done getting roots on this.
I'll put the photo on my Cuttings In Rainwater blog tomorrow. :o)

23 Sep, 2009


I have some more in the same glass, two of them have the first beginnings of roots but will need a little more time before I can pot them up. There are more cutting in the same glass but they show no sign of roots - at least they haven't rotted - yet!

I don't have anything else rooting in water at present but intend to put a few Busy Lizzies in to root so I can keep them in the house over the winter.

If only I had the room I would bring in the wall pouches. I did a couple of years ago & put a couple of nails in the kitchen wall to hang them up. They were alright for a few weeks but with the warmth of the kitchen & insufficient light they got very leggy & started dropping a lot of their leaves. In the end I was forced to get rid of them. :-(

23 Sep, 2009


Yes, when you are restricted with space, there's a limit to which plants you can keep going indoors over the winter... I have the same problem... I have too many doggie items filling up my sheds and home.... used for the dogs' trick routines etc....Lol.

I'll be interested to know how your Busy Lizzies fare when you start on those. :o)

23 Sep, 2009


Have never tried this,would like to, but, can I still do so now?

23 Sep, 2009


Hi David ~
If you try any cuttings in water, please let me know if there are photos you've taken which I can include in my Cuttings In Rainwater blog. Thanks.

The photo above by Balcony is now on the blog. :o)

24 Sep, 2009


I find that Busy Lizzies are amongst the easiest of plants to root in water, TT, so I don't anticipate the slightest problem with getting cutting to root - my trouble is how NOT to take cutting of them as I end up with far more plants I can use!!! Once put in water, you don't even need to cut them below a leaf joint/node, just as long as you make a clean cut, they will form roots on all the length under water!

David, I don't think it's a good idea to try to root Fuchsias at this time of the year. Only after joining this board did I realize that it was even possible to root them in water! I've been gardening for the best part of 50 years but had never tried that. So you see you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

The reason for not trying them now is that the stems are becoming woody & don't seem to put out roots very easily. I have some that are still in water after 3 weeks or so with no sign of roots. At the same time it may depend in part on the variety you are trying to root. As I say this is the first year I've tried rooting Fuchsias in water. Perhaps others, like Funkyfuchsia, can advise you better.

24 Sep, 2009


Many Thanks, Balcony. After posting my comment, I did remember doing so just the once (in Spring, I think - was years ago) and a very few of the cuttings did get a few roots. Gave them away, so don't know what happened. I was thinking of trying this with my trailing fuschias - "Star Wars" and "PInk Marshmallow" but, having looked at them today, think they would not be "rootable" now. Will just have to take care of the plants I have over winter.

I do agree with Impatiens, though. I think that you can almost not fail with those, just like anything labelled "Balsam".

25 Sep, 2009

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