10 22 Propagation

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10 22 Propagation

  1. 1. Floral Design Plant: Wandering Jew Term: Propagation
  2. 2. Wandering Jew - Tradescantia <ul><li>Trailing stems have leaves about 2”. </li></ul><ul><li>The leaves are red-purple beneath and silver, purple and green above. </li></ul><ul><li>Temp 60 – 85 </li></ul><ul><li>Full sunlight </li></ul><ul><li>Keep soil barely moist </li></ul><ul><li>Feed diluted fertilizer in spring & summer </li></ul><ul><li>Pests: mealy bugs & aphids </li></ul><ul><li>Propagate: Stem cuttings </li></ul>
  3. 3. Propagation <ul><li>Making new plants from old ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual propagation – seeds </li></ul><ul><li>Asexual propagation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Root Division </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cuttings </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Softwood cuttings <ul><li>Also called herbaceous cuttings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most florist crops are grown this way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geraniums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chrysanthemums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coleus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carnations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Begonias </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Very easy to root </li></ul>
  5. 5. Parent plant <ul><li>Select a branch that has new growth </li></ul><ul><li>Cut the branch about 3” long </li></ul><ul><li>It is best if there is a node </li></ul><ul><li>Plants will form roots at the nodes </li></ul><ul><li>If there are flowers, cut them off </li></ul><ul><li>You need to leave 2 – 3 small leaves so the plant can still photosynthesize </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dip the stem in Rooting hormone <ul><li>Use a clean container – don’t dip into the bottle </li></ul><ul><li>Strip leaves from the bottom of the stem </li></ul><ul><li>Scrape the surface with your fingernail if it has a tough exterior </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pot the stem <ul><li>Place in a pot with moist media </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the soil moist </li></ul><ul><li>Mist several times a day until new growth begins </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other ways <ul><li>Some plants root well in water </li></ul><ul><li>Some plants root by leaf cuttings </li></ul><ul><li>Some plants root by stem cuttings </li></ul>
  9. 9. Today <ul><li>Condition the flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Clean the cooler </li></ul><ul><li>5 Corsages </li></ul><ul><li>5 Bouts </li></ul><ul><li>6 Red Roses </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone should select a houseplant </li></ul><ul><li>Take a cutting </li></ul><ul><li>Propagate the plant </li></ul>

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