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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: SoCal2warm on July 11, 2017, 08:14:36 PM

Title: just repotting some of my plants
Post by: SoCal2warm on July 11, 2017, 08:14:36 PM
Here you can see an Ichang lemon, Bloomsweet grapefruit, and two mangosteen plants in the back.
(https://s13.postimg.cc/rb2v6bsc3/IMG_20170711_170627.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rb2v6bsc3/)

I can guarantee you those little mangosteen plants won't be sitting outside for long, it's pretty hot dry and sunny, and two days ago it got down to 54F in the early morning.
Title: Re: just repotting some of my plants
Post by: Millet on July 11, 2017, 10:51:14 PM
Are those rooted cuttings, or seedlings?
Title: Re: just repotting some of my plants
Post by: SoCal2warm on July 12, 2017, 12:15:39 AM
Bloomsweet grafted onto flying dragon and mangosteens grown from seed

But yes, I like the idea of rooted cuttings, cuts taken from another plant and grown on their own roots. You need a lot of humidity to have success with this route though, and I'm not sure it would work with mangosteen.
Title: Re: just repotting some of my plants
Post by: kvetch lambkin on July 22, 2017, 12:43:18 PM
What method do you use to keep it humid enough for the cutting to successfully root? I'm envisioning plastic wrap completely wrapped around the cutting and it's pot :D with a couple holes poked through with a toothpick. Would that work? I may be pruning soon and those extra branches may be useful instead of letting it decompose.