Growing conditions forum: Look at the difference... Why?

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AlohaHoya
May 16, 2013 9:10 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
This is a real puzzle for me: About 3 to 4 weeks ago I took 1 large cutting of H. coriacea and then cut it into 2 cuttings. Same plant. Same time. SAME pot to root...

Note the difference Blinking in the root formation....I am blown away. The larger cutting went directly into a 3.5" pot (unheard of) and the little one into a 2" pot with lots of room.

In the same pot they had no different conditions....

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plumania
May 17, 2013 5:10 AM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
Is one cutting younger than other? Is one cutting bottom part of the vine and other top part? Even on grown plants, I have some vines that do not get much bigger. So, even if it is a different vine, may be not an active one?
AlohaHoya
May 17, 2013 9:33 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
" I took 1 large cutting of H. coriacea and then cut it into 2 cuttings. Same plant. Same time. SAME pot to root..."

Yes...one of them will be the first cut, the outermost cut and the other the second cut, but I did not note which one is which. I am going to run a few experiments and see if there is any repetitive results.
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Imageogolland
May 17, 2013 10:17 AM CST
Name: Olesya Golland
New Jersey
Interesting.... Confused
Alchemist9
May 18, 2013 9:29 PM CST
Name: Coralee
Colorado
I didn't realize there were from the same vine....same cutting split into two. Will be interesting to see if the active growth is from the top section (where new growth sprouts from) or bottom of plant (older established growth). Were do you think the most plant hormones would be.....in the older or newer growth.

Also note that the smaller root system is trying to sustain 2 sections of vine(vine branches out to right and left) and the larger root sustains only one section of branch/vine. Is this true Carol or are both vines similar?
AlohaHoya
May 18, 2013 10:34 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Good observation, Coralee... hadn't thought of that. The 'double vine' has fewer leaves to support...while on the otherhand, it has fewer leaves to provide photosynthesis. But I wonder...the plant has been busy growing roots and not vegetative material... I am curious to see how they compare as they are in pots, with planting medium to which I added a balanced fertilizer. Will report when something happens....

Planted a bunch of cuttings to day...from the same plant with their number in the sequence etc.

Will share the experiment in another post....
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