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Re: How to propagate Haworthia from leaves

Post by lenbell » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:58 am

Mike Wrote:
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> Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere (it's
> a long thread!) but has anyone tried these
> techniques with Gasterias?
> Mike


Gasterias will produce pups from bits of leaves, you don't need to get a bit of stem tissue.
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Re: How to propagate Haworthia from leaves

Post by Diane » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:39 am

Here are a couple of my experiments with Haworthias. This is H. semiviva, I had a double headed plant that lost its roots, one head I cut in half, I also tried rooting leaves, but they proved a bit too thin to survive long enough to root. This is the half that is now producing two pups and a root...
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Re: How to propagate Haworthia from leaves

Post by Diane » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:42 am

...this is one of the variegated limifolia crosses I grew from seed. The variegation had disappeared from the top growth, so I beheaded it, hoping for variegated pups, it has grown three pups, and one is nicely variegated!
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This is the top showing a normal green pup.
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Re: How to propagate Haworthia from leaves

Post by Diane » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:43 am

...here's the variegated one.
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Re: How to propagate Haworthia from leaves

Post by Marlon Machado » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:21 pm

Nice to see those offsets going on, Bill! I also got some leaves to root, but no offsets yet.

I am a bit concerned about the original rosette, it has not re-rooted yet. The plant looks fine, the leaves are ok and only very slightly shrivelled, but the plant has not done much else in all this time. I am sure it will eventually re-root and start growing again, but for the moment it is not doing much.

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Re: How to propagate Haworthia from leaves

Post by Robert K » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:19 pm

when is a good time for these cuttings as debating trying with some of my truncata
in love with astrophytums and Haworthia truncata
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Re: How to propagate Haworthia from leaves

Post by Bill » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:48 pm

You can do them almost any time Robert. As they need a period of time to dry off and then to decided to start growing, bottom heat helps to get them going. But you do need patience, they can take months and months to get going.

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Re: How to propagate Haworthia from leaves

Post by Bill » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:52 pm

Hi Marlon

Funnily enough I was only thinking yesterday not heard from you for a while.

Some seem to take along time to root down Marlon, although I have never known comptoniana to be particularly slow.

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Re: How to propagate Haworthia from leaves

Post by Marlon Machado » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:25 pm

Finally some of the leaves of the Haworthia emelyeae var. comptoniana have decided to grow a few offsets!
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Re: How to propagate Haworthia from leaves

Post by Marlon Machado » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:33 pm

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The first leaf has two offsets growing out of it, and the second has just started growing one. They may grow a few more offsets later on. I only kept five leaves to root, the rest I distributed among members of the forum. I still have three leaves just sitting in there, but hopefully they will also soon start growing offsets.

The main rosette rooted a few weeks ago - I noticed it had plumped up and turned from brownish to green, and I knew it had finally decided to take root.

Well, the whole process - from chopping the plant up to having the main rosette rooting again, and the leaves starting to grow offsets - took a little bit over nine months. A long time, almost a gestation! But it was well worth the wait. Now I will have a few more plants of this clone of Haworthia emelyeae var. comptoniana, and in a few more months the original plant will be as big as it was when I decided to chop it up. Plus some other people are now also growing this clone!

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