Start Streptocarpus with leaf

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  1. sewNsow

    sewNsow In Flower

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    My friend has some pretty Streptocarpus in her plant room. She gave me a couple leaves to try to propagate.
    She thinks I'm good at propagating plants but this is new to me.Maybe wrong time of year?
    I'd like to succeed as I told her I'd give her one.
    sNs
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Hay there, Before you begin go out and get you some rooting hormone. You should be able to pick it up at any garden center or Home Depot or Lowes. Go quick before they pack it away.

    I have about a gallon. It comes in dry powder.

    Good luck.
     
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    Streptocarpus? sounds like a nasty winter cold! ;)
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    :D :D :D :D :D :D

    cherylad, That is funny.....

    :D :D :D
     



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    I must apologize... was just feeling silly.
    SewNSew... please forgive me for interrupting. :oops:
     
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    cherylad, It's ok if you are feeling silly. that's what makes our stewie place so good. We are all light hearted.

    I am sure SewNSew got as big a kick out of it as I did.

    :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    Barb,I had the rooting hormone.I looked at several YouTube videos on this.Will hope for the best!
    Cheryl,I've always thought it sounded like a malady,too.
    Yes,we need to laugh.
    Thanks for response.
    sNs
     
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    Don't forget to take plenty of pictures along the way so we can see how it goes.

    You know one day, way in the future, we may see you offering leaves or even plantlets to us garden stewer, of this plant. :eek:
     
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    sewNsow after doing all what it says our friend Barb,, should then be blanketed over it with clear plastic tubs for more moisture, helps roots to go :-D good luck.
    I grow Streptocarpus plants from seeds :-D

    laughed a lot Cheryl :-D :-D
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    What is the common name of Streptocarpus? It sounds familiar, but I can't place it.
     
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    Don't ya just love that Theodoros... He is so cute.

    Yes if you are only using a few pots to start your leaves, you can put them in a plastic bag with air and add just a little water on the bottom to keep moisture on them. If you are doing large amounts of pots, you can get trays and wicking material, large felt sheets, and put them in the bottom of the trays. They when you put the pots in, you will add water and keep the material very soggy. The pots will draw the water up very nicely. That's what I used to do with my violets.

    ;) ;)
     
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    the rightly said Barb :-D

    Kay the common name Streptocarpus is {Cape Primrose}
    :)
     
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    Theodorus & Barb,I have leaves in shallow container of moist perlite & then in another clear plastic container with lid.
    Leaves I put in 10 days ago look good.
    sewNsow
     
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    Thank you for the info Theodoros.
     

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