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Chrysanthemum rooting in water only?

Posted by NOACCEPTANCE772 none (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 18, 13 at 12:59

Hello dudes and gals ^_^

so lately, I have this Chrysanthemum plant which has grown 8inches tall so I gave it some pinching so it could branch out. I did this earlier this month and just kept the branches in a cup of water with a dying African Cape Daisy cutting. Not sure why I done this, but eventually, weeks later, the water was yellow and horrid and the and Cape daisy died so I was planning on throwing them all away, but before that, I cleaned the Chrysanthemum and what I found out was that one of the cutting has rooted!
It is still growing roots but whenever I search the net on how to root chrysanthemum cuttings, they give all these complex instructions like "Put it in moss, do this, do that or the cutting will rot!".
Is this normal? Or just by luck?

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RE: Chrysanthemum rooting in water only?

I've rooted them in water. I have a friend who just sticks cuttings in the ground to root them.

RE: Chrysanthemum rooting in water only?

the only problem.. is that some say water roots are different than soil/media roots ...

i would prefer some damp media.. with some 3 to 4 inch cuttings stuck in damp media.. in a plastic bag .... and i would sterilize the soil first.. and use a rooting compound with a fungicide that i happen to have laying around ...

if i did water.. i would watch daily.. and as soon as i saw litle root nubs.. and i would replicate that above ...

if your water is going that bad.. you are holding them in water too long... long medusa like roots are not going to transplant to media or soil too easily .. they may not get over the shock ...

you can also change the water daily ... let me suggest.. you are not doing it often enough.. by the time you have a pond water experiment .. in the glass.. lol ...


RE: Chrysanthemum rooting in water only?

Some say a lot of things, but a plant rooted in water grows just as well as a plant rooted in anything else.

RE: Chrysanthemum rooting in water only?

  • Posted by mxk3 z5b/6 MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 20, 13 at 11:36

Roots are roots. I've rooted cuttings in water and they ended up growing just fine when planted.

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