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New tips on vines

Posted by purpleinopp 8b AL (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 11:19

If left to their own devices, most vines will continue as a single stem indefinitely. But if one snips the tip, it has no choice but to make a new one. Usually (if it has some age and vigor, acceptable conditions,) there will be more than one.

Here's an example with heart-leaf Philodendron. A couple weeks ago, I cut this vine to share and at the node closest to the cut, a new tip started to emerge right away, new leaf almost ready to uncurl to the right. Yesterday I noticed another one on the next node (which would be down and to the left, in the corner in this pic.) Can you see them?

Let's see your new tips!

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RE: New tips on vines

Sweet potato vine has similar plans for itself, with at least 2, possibly 3 new tips.

RE: New tips on vines

Creeping Callisia went from a single stem to this in about 3 weeks. New tip at the cut end, to the right, and a new tip at almost every node.

RE: New tips on vines

Tradescantia zebrina getting in on the action.

RE: New tips on vines

neon pothos. four new tips from one cut for the vine on the left.

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