Growing Tips forum: broken H.compacta stem

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Imagejohoya
Jul 3, 2012 9:10 AM CST
Name: Jelinda Ivey
Thomson,Ga.
zone 8a
The storm sunday evening broke a stem off of my Hoya compacta.I found it this morning on the ground while cleaning up. Sad

How do i root this piece?How long is a good length to root?The broken piece is about 6 & a half or maybe 7 inches long,hard to tell with the leaves longer than the stem.It's beginning to get a little soft so i need to get it in water or soil.If it's soil what's the best type of medium to use?

thanks
I asked for a flower and he gave me a garden,then grand-kids to work in it with me!!!!
ImageCeeDub
Jul 3, 2012 10:29 AM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
I normally stick a cutting like that into a pot of potting mix, water it thoroughly and put a hat on it - I have these clear plastic domes with a hole at the top (when lazy, I'll water it through that hole). Mist when you can, once or twice at day would be ideal. Keep it out of high heat anddirect sun. I am a "root worrier" so I don't tip the plant out to look at the roots, I just think that 6-8 weeks with that type of care should have been produced by then, so I take the hat off around then and put it back into the general population. I didn't remove any leaves, just made sure it was planted low enough in the pot to produce a good amount of roots. The leaves can be taken out later or left in the pot for 'mulch'.

That's what I did to the last cutting from a hoya compacta that I got from my daughter's plant, originally from my dead compacta of course, and its now putting on new growth.
Christine
AlohaHoya
Jul 3, 2012 11:00 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Christine is right... If you don't feel confident...just take the leaves off of one side of the vine, lay the bald side down on potting medium and weight down with rocks....
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagejohoya
Jul 4, 2012 7:51 AM CST
Name: Jelinda Ivey
Thomson,Ga.
zone 8a
usually with cuttings i use damp soil and only mist the cutting until i see new growth.I also put a plastic bag over it with holes cut in it if it's a tight fit or if it's loose prop the bag up with a stick,pipe cleaner etc... to make a tent type cover over the plant.The bags i use are the clear or clear with a greenish tint from the produce section at grocery store.

Am i on the right track just rooting it as normal?I do add super thrive to the misting bottle that i use to keep soil damp.Is damp good enough?

thank you both I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
I asked for a flower and he gave me a garden,then grand-kids to work in it with me!!!!
ImageCeeDub
Jul 4, 2012 11:24 AM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
You're doing everything right and you're also right to question if there's enough moisture using your spray bottle. Make sure that the potting medium is getting enough moisture by spraying it several times with the spray. Next time, if the medium looks wet, give it a skip. Sometimes they'll use more water than other times.
Christine

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