Lachenalia from leaf cuttings
Wed, 03 Dec 2003 03:52:28 PST
In a message dated 12/3/2003 3:35:18 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
This is the first I have heard of propogating Lachenalia by leaf cuttings.
Please explain the proceedure.
Cut off an entire leaf at the base, just below soil level and cut in half.  
Insert the cuttings 2 cm deep into damp sand. Place the pots in a shady spot 
with good air circulation.  In about a month small bulblets will begin to form.  
They can be separated during the summer dormancy and potted up.  This works 
for many of the species and takes a year less than flowering them from seed.

Mark Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.
Gaylordsville, Connecticut 06755-0142
USDA Zone 5
Giant Schnauzer Rescue

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