Mystery houseplant- will it root?

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  1. Islandlife

    Islandlife Young Pine

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    Way cool! I think I have spider plant babies to get into soil too ..... :) :) :)
     
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    Indeed,, What waretrop said,, any willow will work. I just stick one or two in the container I root them in if rooting in water. Or use the soaking water to water the cuttings if rooting in soil.
     
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    Saproxylic New Seed

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    Would willow also help to kickstart rooting of a snake plant? I have one that has been sitting in water for 3 weeks just doing nothing! I know it's still early, but I'm a bit worried!
     
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    You cut it into 2 inch sections and put them directly into soil, no hormone needed, water and wait 4 weeks. They are so very easy to get rooted. I don't think putting the leaf in water will work well......
     
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    Saproxylic New Seed

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    The later peperomia cuttings, that I planted in damp potting mix and kept in a ''greenhouse'' under an upside down goldfish bowl look really happy, but... they have sprouted more than a cm of complete little roots, root hairs and all from several nodes above ground as well. Should I cover those nodes in soil too, or should I just assume they have decent rootsies underground, remove the goldfish bowl and let them be? Also, are they really that sensitive to harsh light? Should I keep them away from south facing window sills?
     
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    Are these starts sitting in a greenhouse?? I would take the bowl off during the day at the beginning, then put it back on at night. Maybe after a few weeks you will see new growth in top and that's when I don't treat them "like babies".

    Post pics of the pot that you have them in. I start many in the same pot. When you have new growth on top you know the roots down under to support the plant. So when I have the new growth I take them out of the community pot and give them an individual pot.

    Hope this helps...
     

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