Coleus cuttings

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  1. Spruce

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    Hi Everyone

    I have "flame thrower" and I like to take some cuttings ... hints and tips please

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    • Victoria

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      I just took a good piece, stripped the lower leaves off and rooted in water.
       
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        That's good to know @Victoria. I have grown lots from seed and have been astonished at how different they were from the parent.:doh:

        Lesson learned: if I want the same one, cuttings are needed!
         
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          I would have done it a month ago.:biggrin:
           
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            I learned this when I developed my love of Hibiscus. It is so disappointing when something comes not as anticipated. They root really quickly.
             
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              I agree they root easily in water, I've done it many times.
               
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                ta team ... Pete I will do quicker next time lol

                cuttings taken in a glass jar on the kitchen window


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                  What I have this year has been grown from seed. So does that mean whatever seed I collect from these might be true to the parent or how many generations does it take?
                   
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                    I can't answer that Lori. An interesting question though.
                     
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                      its a hit and miss with open pollinated seeds I doubt any would look like the parents but worth growing as thats how you get new varieties
                       
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                        I've collected lots of seeds so I guess I'm going to have lots of surprises this coming spring!
                         
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                          Any time I've grown coleus, it's been from seed. I then take lots of cuttings of the ones that look the best. They sometimes root in hours rather than days in the jam jar with water method. Then i get sick of the slugs and snails killing them off in spring....so I don't grow them for a few years, then I go back to the top, rinse and repeat. I'm on the don't grow them part of the cycle at the moment:whistle:
                           
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                            Hi All

                            I tell you not !! they have rooted so quickly.... I took the cuttings on the Monday and by the Friday I could see the start of roots ... I have changed the water so they have fresh I will be able to pot up this week ...

                            They cost a lot for something that so easy to propagate... I will have to set up a Coleus Business I hope no one thinks is a colonic business :loll:

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