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chinese elm cutting

Post  sixhunter on Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:08 pm

hi lets say i did a roughly 1cm thick small elm branch cutting, do u think it will root?(if so, roughly how long will it take?) currently im plonking it in moist soil and covered the whole thing up in a clear transparent ziplock bag with an airful of my breath in it lol Razz

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:33 pm

I'd skip the bag. You're more likely to parboil it than not.

You will have roots by the end of summer or before, but that doesn't mean you should move it. I ALWAYS wait a full year.

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Post  sixhunter on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:59 am

well its been mroe or less a week i guess, and i've removed the bag. Today i noticed some leaves turning yellowing and a few dropped off, most majority are still green and nice, its not gone case yet right ? High chances of rooting ?

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:26 am

Just make sure it doesn't dry out. If it isn't shaded, try to rig something that will give it partial shade. Leave it a month or so and you should know for certain. I wouldn't dig it up until next spring though.

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Post  sixhunter on Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:13 am

kev: im leaving it windowsil ? so it gets only 1-2hrs of direct sunlight in the morning/evening, and rest of day bright light, so far im using a clear plastic container so i can see if it roots, and i only add couple teaspoonfuls of water every 1-2days to make sure the soil is moist, do elm cuttings root easily ? i haven got any striked before cos its my 1st time, but i had a few strikings with wrightia religiosa though.

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:32 pm

Yes, elms root very easily -- but NOT as easily on a windowsill. It should be outside getting UV light. Don't measure out your water. Test the soil. A chopstick jammed in the soil works. Remove it daily, feel the dirty end. If dry water.

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