Cutling of Avonia quinaria

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Cutling of Avonia quinaria

Postby kohinoor » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:47 am

As title.It is a rarely talk about technique, at least i never seen on BCSS before.
This is a cut from my Avonia quinaria adult plant.

After this summer season growth.among the 10 cut i made this one has the best result.
Already have a tiny 3 mm caudex and spurting out second branch
my memory is fuzzy but i think i made cut in may.
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My rooting rate is about 80%.The 20% who don;t make it are the short one(1cm).
When they root, the scale will exten and open. branch will look greener.

Some of cutling still die after success rooting.Sine they grow slow and hard to establish.
i think the hardest part is water,any big water drop will topple over cutling.
cause them more time to re-establish.

here are some tip for ppl who want to try :

1.Pick the long branch. the longer the better! 1 cm is minimum 2~3 work best

2.Use inorganic pot mix with small grain.Water after bone dry

3.Keep worm (it;s always worm in my country i think above 30 C is required.my green house easily go up to 40 C)

4.Stick it in medium deep,like around 5 mm deep

5.They are very easy to topple over, water with caution. give water under pot or mist sprayer is recommend.

6.I believe season play import role in success rate but i haven't figure it out yet.
Last edited by kohinoor on Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Cutling of Avonia quinaria

Postby purzo » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:58 am

kohinoor wrote:1.pick the long branch. the longer the better! 1 cm is minimum 2~3 work best


Thanks for posting this, I didn't know it was possible. When you cut the branch do you take any of the caudex with it to enable roots to develop?
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Re: Cutling of Avonia quinaria

Postby kohinoor » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:34 am

purzo wrote:
kohinoor wrote:1.pick the long branch. the longer the better! 1 cm is minimum 2~3 work best


Thanks for posting this, I didn't know it was possible. When you cut the branch do you take any of the caudex with it to enable roots to develop?


no.only branch.They will produce caduex with SINGLE BRANCH.
I don;t recommend u do anything that leave wound on caudex. It sounds like a ticket to rotten town.
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Pachypodium grow like weed here.
(not really, but u get the idea hot sunny rainy)
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Re: Cutling of Avonia quinaria

Postby Diane » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:24 pm

This is interesting... I have an Avonia rhodesica, which I was told by the seller, that it had been propagated in the same way - from a stem cutting. Definitely worth experimenting, is it too late to try this year? I can use a heated propagator kept at minimum 20 C.
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Re: Cutling of Avonia quinaria

Postby kohinoor » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:18 pm

Diane wrote:This is interesting... I have an Avonia rhodesica, which I was told by the seller, that it had been propagated in the same way - from a stem cutting. Definitely worth experimenting, is it too late to try this year? I can use a heated propagator kept at minimum 20 C.


i think 20C is a little too low.from my experience they like dry hot sunny environment.
climate im UK is very different from my plance. exactly opposite in winter i think ?

but i did success root some in january (around 20C and no rain in winter)

plus it only cost you 1 branch to try,very affordable to lose 1 branch.
i think u should try it anyway.
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Pachypodium grow like weed here.
(not really, but u get the idea hot sunny rainy)
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Re: Cutling of Avonia quinaria

Postby iann » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:18 pm

Seems obvious, but I've never seen it done before.
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Re: Cutling of Avonia quinaria

Postby RICHAUD » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:39 am

please can you show us the caudex ?
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Re: Cutling of Avonia quinaria

Postby kohinoor » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:19 pm

Re-potting is not required. But it is very satisfy to see these tiny caudex growing.
The largest one already reach 5 mm in just 6 month.
Very fast compare to seed-grown.
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Pachypodium grow like weed here.
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Re: Cutling of Avonia quinaria

Postby Diane » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:29 pm

Thank you for the update, kohinoor, what a great result! I shall definitely try this method with my Avonia rhodesica when the weather gets warmer in the spring.
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Re: Cutling of Avonia quinaria

Postby Tina » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:40 pm

Hi
and thanks, that definitely looks worth a try.
Seed growing these takes ages
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