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Author Topic: Salvia cutting straight into the soil  (Read 8841 times)

Salvia

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Salvia cutting straight into the soil
« on: November 09, 2019, 11:20:10 pm »

Do you have any experience with rooting Sally cuttings in soil? I've used wet perlite so far, but since my mother plant keeps growing like crazy, I decided to try saving me some time and potting it straight into a wet soil with a lot of perlite to ensure properly aeration.
Will keep you updated :).
« Last Edit: November 09, 2019, 11:24:38 pm by Salvia »
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Re: Salvia cutting straight into the soil
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 05:31:45 pm »

I think this is the healthiest way to root, aside from growing aerial roots and then cutting off a section.

The roots are acclimated to the substrate right away, and get more oxygen & nutrients than rooting in water.

Downside is its harder to check on development than water or perlite...
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Re: Salvia cutting straight into the soil
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 01:22:33 am »

Spaghnum moss works particularly well. I don't know of any success in regular soil yet. It should not be much different if its well moist and perhaps a humidity dome is employed but I could imagine things to get moldy, depending on the soil.
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Re: Salvia cutting straight into the soil
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2019, 09:03:09 am »

Thanks for answers.
Just wanted to make an update on that cutting, this method is absolutely awesome and the little guy is looking stunning. Ofc It's not wery practical if you want to trade the cutting (It's easier to remove it from perlite, check the roots etc.) But for winter when I can't ship and just want to expand the garden It's the best and easiest way imo.
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