Update on Streptocarpus leaves

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  1. sewNsow

    sewNsow In Flower

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    I put some Streptocarpus leaves in perlite in Dec to try & propagate.I wasn't sure it would work because the temperature is erratic.
    I'm happy to report there are tiny plantlets in both containers!I know one was planted Dec. 5 because I wrote it on calender.The other was about a week later.
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Great news!! I hope you'll show us some pictures of them once they've grown a bit.
     
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    Great job, sNs! I haven't tried propagating that way yet. I just haven't needed to, so I haven't.
     
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    Well done, now you will have some to share.
    After showing off of course.
     



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    sewNsow In Flower

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    Here are pictures of my streptocarpus babies.I started the pieces of leaves on or about Dec 5.They are getting big enough to transplant.
    Also pictured is some Bacopa I'm propagating.
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    Streptocarpus babies. ( photo / image / picture from sewNsow's Garden )





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    Bacopa I'm propagating by pinning to soil. ( photo / image / picture from sewNsow's Garden )
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Will we get progress reports and more pictures? This is exciting!!

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Those are all looking great!! :D As Jerry asked - will be be getting regular updates on how they are doing?
     
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    Are you using any special watering additives? They really do look grand.
     
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    HaHa,Now you are putting me on the spot! I hope they don't die!I tend to get very busy from now on.I did put a little weak fertilizer water on.
    There are several You Tube videos on this kind of strepto propagation. It shows how to cut the leaves. There are a couple ways to cut.I did both ways.One video showed plantlets being left in the closed container for a long time. They just took plantlets out when they wanted a new plant.One has to be careful of sun that would cook in covered container.
    sNs
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    How cool! Thanks for sharing this! I don't like it in potting soil, but I keep seeing pics of propagations in perlite and think I would have better luck with some stuff if I used perlite instead.

    So do you put the lid on tight or leave a little crack or holes for airflow?
     
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    I mostly had the lids on tight. I did open now & then. Important to keep out of direct sun.Streps seem to be very tough once they root.They root before you can see anything happening. Large container got knocked off the shelf & everything got stirred up.
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