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trying to root C. ichangensis
« on: April 03, 2019, 01:31:21 AM »









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Re: trying to root C. ichangensis
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 09:30:13 AM »
Mine worked fine. Easy to root.

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Re: trying to root C. ichangensis
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 11:48:34 PM »
one of the C. ichangensis cuttings is already putting out new little leaflets



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Re: trying to root C. ichangensis
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 06:06:13 PM »
Here's a picture of the Ichang papeda cuttings

All 3 of them have seemed to leaf out quite vigorously, and seem to be doing okay.

I'm a little afraid to check on the roots because I don't want to disturb the soil and hurt any delicate root hairs that may have grown out.

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Re: trying to root C. ichangensis
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2019, 07:56:45 AM »
Here's a picture of the Ichang papeda cuttings

All 3 of them have seemed to leaf out quite vigorously, and seem to be doing okay.

I'm a little afraid to check on the roots because I don't want to disturb the soil and hurt any delicate root hairs that may have grown out.

The one from the left looks like Kaffir lime. The round leaf. Do they have a strong strong smell when you crush them?

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Re: trying to root C. ichangensis
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 10:12:58 AM »
The one from the left looks like Kaffir lime. The round leaf. Do they have a strong strong smell when you crush them?
I'm growing several Kaffir lime seedlings too. Yes, the leaves look nearly identical to Ichang papeda with their symmetrically sized winged petioles.

I'm pretty sure these cuttings did not come from from Kaffir lime, not unless a Kaffir lime tree could have survived outside in Portland, Oregon this Winter (took the cuttings myself).

As for the smell of the leaves, they have a nice fragrance, very light, lemony, but with a characteristic deepness reminiscent of Yuzu. (It doesn't have the spiciness of Yuzu though) It smells a little different from Kaffir lime leaves, but similar in the fact that the smell of both is very light and mild, without the harsh smell of petitgrain found in other citrus leaves.
I mean probably mild enough to cook with (like Kaffir lime leaves), though it probably wouldn't add much flavor.

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Re: trying to root C. ichangensis
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2019, 04:38:49 PM »
My ichangensis doesn't smell too much at all. Kaffir limes in greenhouse are very flagrant, probably because of humidity. I only need to touch them little bit and the flagrance remains on fingers especially during spring.
What I know is that kaffir limes have round leaves whereas ichangensis are more elongated.
It's no way to use  C. ichangensis for cooking, they leave a bad taste.

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Re: trying to root C. ichangensis
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 09:32:23 PM »
small root beginning to grow on Giant citron cutting:


This is my weakest looking cutting, practically a single leaf, started 10 days after the Ichang papeda cuttings were started.

I know supposedly citron and papeda are supposed to be more closely related to each other than other citrus, so I thought I would use this as a control, to be able to compare between the two.

If this little cutting has a root growth, I'm sure the others all do too. I don't want to dare disturb the soil though on the others.

(In the picture that green thing towards the bottom is an original thorn from the cutting, not a root)

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Re: trying to root C. ichangensis
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 06:28:48 PM »
Why are they rooting so slow?
All citrus I root including PT, have a lot of roots in 4 weeks.
Are you using artificial light?

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Re: trying to root C. ichangensis
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2019, 06:42:57 PM »
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