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Solipsis

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Re: any advice on using a heat mat to root cactus
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2019, 03:36:06 am »

Yes I use a heat mat too..

The other main factor (besides hormones which you can help a little with) is local humidity which seems to be the main trigger... so I am now trying out hanging a cutting in a jar or cup that is ensured to have at least just a little humidity going on the underside of the cutting but that probably just happens from respiration.

Esp with a heating mat you may want to be careful with applying more direct moisture to the callus like with moist soil.

Edit:
The method of just suspending a small cutting in a jar with a humid piece of tissue in there seems to work. :) So far this may be my favorite method of rooting a cactus. It's really humid air that triggers the rooting and normally it is the underground humidity that achieves this, but that 'ground' is not actually needed.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 07:38:34 pm by Solipsis »
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Shamichael

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Re: any advice on using a heat mat to root cactus
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2019, 05:34:30 pm »

I was referring to cuts 4"+

All these rooted very fast
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Aceprophet47

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Re: any advice on using a heat mat to root cactus
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2020, 03:01:51 pm »

amazing, tissue method Gonna try today.
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