Cyclamen from Cuttings of Floral Trunks?

J. Joschko
Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:54:26 PDT
Hi Rodger ,

To your question with floral trunks :
I could report you of a sucsessfull rooting of Cyclamen purpurascens -
without any problems .
A friend of mine send me some plants - and from some are broken the floral
trunks .
I decide it to try - and after next repotting I could see that all this
floral trunks has build a new tuber .

Many greetings

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I'm nuking a patch of Vinca minor with some Cyclamen hederifolium
scattered in it. Hard, dirty, hot work using a Japanese farmer's
knife to undercut and then rolling back the tangled mat of stems,
leaves, and roots.

In the process, I unavoidably severed the floral trunks arising from
one especially deeply seated cyclamen. The old brain cogitated and
the thought arose "I wonder if the mythical process of rooting floral
trunks really works?"

This is just a preliminary notification that I've taken these pieces
of floral trunk, the longest no more than half an inch, dabbled them
with rooting hormone (Stimroot #2), and put them into a pot of
perlite with abt. 25% peatmoss, a fairly standard mixture for

More news later when either success or failure attends my efforts,
but in the interim I'm wondering, has anyone on the pbs mailing list
successfully rooted floral trunks of cyclamen?

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island
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