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OfflinePsilopleix
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Rooting Success!
    #3841075 - 02/27/05 02:15 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I had a torch and pedro cutting that refused to root in any substrate, until I used sand!
Within a week of sitting in moist, compact sand, both cuttings have 3" roots!
And now they are ready for soil or hydro.
A very clean, and easy method for rooting cactus cuttings.


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Re: Rooting Success! [Re: Psilopleix]
    #3842781 - 02/27/05 08:05 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

yeah, well my sand too longer about a month. but maybe a hunch that they are used to sand to grow because they are from desert areas? maybe not though, but then they would root in different soils.


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Re: Rooting Success! [Re: jben]
    #3843431 - 02/27/05 09:57 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Try a sandy soil mix


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Re: Rooting Success! [Re: faslimy]
    #3854125 - 03/01/05 09:54 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I forgot to add that sand gives awesome support, stakes are no longer used!
Even the largest cuttings cannot budge when 3 inches deep in sand.

KISS, fill a bucket halfway with sand.


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