Bhuter said:Thank you, Al! I borrowed a cloner once from a friend...and that worked. But these cubes look simple. How long does it usually take for a clone to root?
Rocotos are very easy to clone, just put a branch in water and in a week you will have roots.stettoman said:*BUMP*
A topic like this wouldn't hurt my feelings to be stickified. I'm hoping to grow a number of Rocotos this next season and they don't seem to germinate from seed as readily up here as the other subspecies, I'm wondering if a cloning effort might actually have a better result than trying to get those little black buggers to go....
DontPanic said:He still seems pretty active on Facebook.
From the sound of it, they've had busy summer shipping peppers.
Orekoc said:Thanks! I don't do Facebook, so anything that happens there, I miss.
Good to hear they were busy.
alkhall said:I dip the cutting in cloning solution, place in a RootRiot plug, put the plug in a shot glass, fill the shot glass with water, set it in a moderately lit location. Refill with water as necessary.
`stettoman said:One of my cuttings "fell over". I was surprised to find that a half inch or more of stem had literally disolved. , there was only tapwater and Root Riot cube in the shot glass. *and root hormone*
What went wrong?
And why do my uploaded pics want to post sideways?
Just a guess here on the dissolved stem, damping off? The reason being, "The cutting was from very fresh growth," makes me think the stem was not "seasoned" enough, see below pic... As I said, just a guess.
And the sideways pix? If you're using an I-Phone it seems to be a known problem.> Why your iPhone pictures are sideways (and how to fix them)
`Hope this helps, NECM
Aeriation in a ‘water’ technique increases the oxygen content of your reservoir, removes dissolved gasses, oxidizes dissolved metals/VOCs, removes CO2, reduces alkalinity and stabilizes ph. Coir is naturally aerating by its texture. You have to monitor the moisture level due a more rapid evaporation rate. A glass of water changed daily/every other with a two liter bottle over it is a good low tech avenue, too. Dipping your cutting in honey or willow water will encourage roots.coir Sounds like maybe airation isnt really needed. I always thought it was because back in the day, read you had to change the water often. Figured it was for airation. Now thinking maybe it is overkill.
a fan will keep dampening off out of your grow pretty good by itself. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of your soil or whatever medium your using works, too.Way cool, helped very much on both counts!
I suspected the new growth might just be too new, and add to that it was all stem (not sure if a node needs to be part of the stem going into the rooting cube). What was left came out of the cube as a green goo, telling me that as a new branch it hadn't stabilized yet, but I like to have corroboration....The leaves looked healthy as hell the entire time, and none of my other cuttings appear to be breaking down, so I was a bit confused...
I have a Samsung s6, but it's doing the same thing, so the web page helps much, thanks!
Air layering is one of the best ways to minimize stress when propagating.`
The above method was used by a long time ChileHead from the Mid-West JohnT/Love2Troll. Here's his air layering method on a red rocoto