05-07-2012, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Lisalis
Thank you! I just wanted to be sure and I knew the other pics just weren't quite right...now what about the lead weights. From my reading I understand I should take the lead around the stalks off after they take root. How long will that take?? PLUS how on earth is one to do this without up rooting everything again. As you can see I don't have the most ideal substrate for growing plants. Would there be another way to easily weight them down?
I always remove any ties, weights, pots, wool, etc. before planting.
If you have a few inches of stem buried, they should take hold. Now, I have not personally kept this stem plant so I've no idea as to root development. Some stem plants, like Wisteria, develop quite extensive root systems from the nodes planted in the substrate, but many others do not. One trick if the latter is to place a small rock on the gravel next to the stems.
The other issue of course is that some stem plants will rot at the substrate level. Again I don't know if this plant is like that or not.