E Z Clone

Rick Buell via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:15:35 PST
I've seen instructions, probably on youtube, where a large hippeastrum bulb has the basal plate cut from the bottom 'like a pie into 8 or more sections, cut no deepet than 1" or so. The upper part of the bulb is left intact, treated with a fungicide, and planted in a pot. This might be a more certain method than working with leaves?

Rick Buell 
On Thu, 2/15/18, Jane Sargent <jane@deskhenge.com> wrote:

 Subject: [pbs] E Z Clone
 To: pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
 Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 8:22 PM
 By chance I have obtained a machine called an
 E Z Clone, which is still 
 in its box. It is meant to root
 cuttings. The cutting is treated with 
 rooting hormone and put in a collar
 such that the lower end of the stem 
 is in a dark chamber where it is
 constantly misted or sprayed. The top 
 of the cutting is out in the air and
 benefits from a window or a plant 
 light. I was wondering whether anybody
 on the forum had tried to root or 
 multiply a bulb with this, instead of
 an herbaceous or woody cutting.
 If the bulb were, for example, a
 culinary onion, I would think it 
 possible to place the basal plate on my
 cutting board and cut down 
 through the onionĀ“s peak, perhaps
 several times, making eight little 
 white onionettes, each with some basal
 plate and hormone goo, and try to 
 stick each through a plastic collar so
 that just the bottom part was in 
 the wet chamber. Perhaps this is an
 idiotic idea.
 Another method might be to sprout the
 bulb in dirt and try to make roots 
 grow on a removed leaf.
 Has anybody tried this? Should the
 machine stay in the box?
 And as for what is blooming here in
 Massachusetts: nothing. We call this 
 We are collecting groundhog recipes.
 Jane Sargent
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