Cyclamen from Cuttings of Floral Trunks?
Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:40:14 PDT
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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