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Old 06-20-2013, 01:29 AM #41
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hey man,

well they are still brown but not withering away... i gave them a slight tug and felt resistance so i am still not sure... i taken one out gently and saw small white bubbles near the base were i stripped the bottom of the stem, but i am still not certain if they will root..
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It's early to have roots clearly visible. The usual time one has to allow is 6 - 8 weeks under normal conditions (that is no under heating and not outside the growing season). Tugging a cutting to check for resistance is not used anymore. It is unpredictable and can easily damage the fine roots. Try removing soil with a teaspoon an inch away from the stem. Keep digging slowly until you reach the base. At 8 weeks you should see fine roots spreading out from the base. I know it takes more time but it is a test with definite results and you do not damage roots or lose cuttings.
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i checked some out today, and i think around half a dozen cuttings are not going to root at all. however i still have more in other pots...
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Well if you are so sure you can do either of 3 things -

try your luck and leave the cuttings in the pots,

chose one of the cuttings that appears to be a goner and cut right through the stem towards the base - if it is going brown you can get rid of the whole lot that looks like it,

Or you can just go ahead and get rid of all the dying cuttings.

If you have time and patience go for the second option. If not just throw away what looks to be gone. It is important to get rid of dead or dying stuff to avoid mould that will attack the live cuttings.

Unfortunately the fact remains that growing new plants from cuttings is a hit an miss, with science behind it sure enough but also with a large dose of luck. Still I am hopeful for you that you will manage to get some rooted cuttings. The jade vine is on record to be easy to grow from cuttings.

Keep us posted and best of luck!
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If it is of any help, I am posting some more information on propagating this vine. I managed to get this from another discussion group:

Cuttings...it helps to do them in the spring or autumn, use fairly hard tips about 35 cm-45 (14-18") long...use spray-on antitranspirants and gel-type rooting compounds under intermittent mist or bagged. While they will root in 10 days or so under warm moist conditions, they are vexingly prone to dying
after that...even up to the point where they have been transplanted into a pot.

Powdered rooting compounds such as Rootex are not really a good option. Success rate for finished, saleable plants will range from zero (not unusual) to about 25% when the Gods are smiling on you. You can have had nearly 100% success rate for root growth on batches of thick, green stem cuttings only to lose
the whole lot within a month.

One can occasionally get an errant basal stem to root by old-fashioned layering - just place a 5-7 cm section of older stem in a pot filled with a loose, moist medium and cover the stem with a cm or so of the mix while keeping the forward section of the stem decumbent; check for roots every month or so and then cut the stem when the pot is well-filled with them.

Be sure and remove dried leaves as they drop from the stems to avoid accumulations of decomposing matter around the base of the stems.
Mature terminal stem sections that have recently hardened-off root much easier than either woody stems or very new growth, which is almost hopeless.
Like many large vining tropical Fabacs, these critters HATE having their roots disturbed.
viable seed germinates almost instantly and one has a 2 m tall vine in very, very, short order.
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