propagating Eucomis by leaf cuttings
Tue, 16 Oct 2007 16:48:45 PDT
Has anyone had experience propagating Eucomis species from leaf  cuttings?
I received the following directions to do this in spring during the plant's  
active growth: Remove a clean, healthy leaf and cut in 2 or 3 horizontal  
sections, but do not use the tip. Insert each cutting into regular potting soil  
mixed with perlite (no hormones). The directions said to tent it with plastic  
and wait several weeks for rooting to occur. (Another person said just to keep 
 the soil moistened and keep the cuttings out of direct sunlight). 
Are these instructions correct for Eucomis and do you have any  other advice 
to give on this?
Thank you for your help.
    Best regards, Diana Fish, Carmel-by-the-Sea, USDA  Zone 9 where it is 
sprinkling right now

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