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Author Topic: Ilex paraguarensis rooting  (Read 43 times)


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Ilex paraguarensis rooting
« on: September 08, 2020, 05:45:47 am »

I recently cut some small greeen branches from my yerba mate. The plant is not very large yet and I'm nervous I made a mistake. I put the branches in potting soil with perlite and a plastic bag cover and some powder rooting hormone.

Because it is an agricultural crop, there is a rich collection of botanical science papers about cultivating and propagating and processing for use. I'll have to go looking for the papers again, but one i read took large, old growth cuttings to be rooted and sprouted, then took fresh cuttings from the new sprouts for trees to be propagated. It seems that holly-like trees prefer to be air layered or soil layered or sucker propagated.

Has anyone successfully rooted them?
« Last Edit: September 08, 2020, 05:52:03 pm by RatsboggleBiological »
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