Josh's influence unknowingly

pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)December 9, 2012

Hi All,

I ended up w/ a cutting of this a few months ago & grew it on in water. I kept seeing Josh's plant of this in my mind's eye.

Was happy in water.

This guy is eager to grow, I recently potted it up.

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Hey, how cool, Karen! :-D

When I chopped my Pachira this Summer, I stuck the top in a container of barky mix,
and it pushed new growth immediately. The small leaves matured, and then it pushed out
a second wave of growth....which was eaten by slugs or earwigs, or some other kind of pest.
Just recently, however, a third spate of leaves has shot out and they are maturing in the warmth
of the living room. The plant is already getting too big, and I'll need to trim off the first leaves
that matured this Summer, just so I can squeeze it among plants for more light!

The main plant looks like I never pruned it at all. I'm going to have to chop hard if I want
any significant change in station.


    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 11:28AM
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Karen, congrats.
I had no idea Pachira rooted in water.

Your plant is very healthy and vivid green.

Please post its progress. I'm curious how long it takes to mature..Toni

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 11:29AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I guess they don't call it Pachira aquatica for nothin'! ;-)


    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 11:43AM
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Strong work Karen!

I have no idea how you do it...Especially with San's in which I also had no idea you could root the way you do:-0)


    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 6:46PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Well Thanks Mike,

It's easy, get a piece of something to propagate & come home & drop it in a bottle of water "'til I have a moment to deal w/ it'. Then forget all about it 'til sometime later I notice it developing root nodes when I run my fingertips around the bottom of the wet stem. Toss some charcoal bits into the water (to keep it from getting yucky or growing algae) & that's it.

The Sans. I was told would do that (much to my disbelief), I think our friend Norma told me.

I've also been told to do this w/ Euph milii cuttings (they tend to rot before rooting when I pot them up in mix).

Hey Josh,

These Pachira are very pretty plants, growing in the water, the leaves are so pristine, I hope mine stays this nice even now that it's in mix. Thx for the inspiration!!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 6:59PM
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