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Worth rooting?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Sep 13, 2009.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Is this peach color sport worth rooting?
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    On another thread they said a yellow sport would not survive. If it were on my plant I would leave it and see what happens. I may send more leaves with some green. If you seperate it from the mother plant now, it may not survive.

    I am a newbie so what do I know :confused:

    Ron.
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Scott - Is there any gray wood below the orange leaves? If so, I'd cut it and root it.
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Yes there is gray wood below the peach leaves. Is it best to cut or airlayer?
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I'm not very good with airlayers, so I only use my mistbed for cuttings. Also, as I recall, you need at least 1/4" in diameter, 1/2" is much better, for airlayers. Then you have to consider that the nights are getting cooler. Nah, just cut it and stick it in some potting mix under mist if you have a mistbed, otherwise, keep watering it - don't let the mix dry out.
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I would try it. What do you have to lose?

    It's not really yellow. And I've seen an occasional all yellow plant survive, anyway. All white is a totally different story. And as someone said, it could very well morph out some other colors.
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    With any new growth, usually the leaves will change and develope their colors that are apparant on the lower, older leaves. Either way, if you leave it or cut it, you'll find out sooner or later.


    Jeff
     
  8. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I will try to airlayer this sport. I have nothing to lose as Dean stated.
     

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