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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2019, 10:08:54 AM »
Yeah I took the blooms off.  This one is a bearss lime.  I don't actually need another lime, but I had never tried rooting cuttings before so it gave it a shot for the experience.

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2019, 01:56:17 PM »
Sometimes lime take a while to root. I have some that have been in the medium a year...no roots...no leaves...but not dead....not taking up valuable space so I am nust going to let them sit till something happens....

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2019, 02:25:28 PM »
If you want to try your hand at rooting a citrus cultivar, choose lemon.  Very easy to root.

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2019, 03:09:07 PM »
Thanks.  I must have been confused i thought it was lime that is easy to root.  I now have a plain eureka lemon so i will some cuttings from it.

Whenever I see lemon, bearss lime,  or calomindins for sale they look to be cuttings, so I assumed they must be easy too root.

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2019, 06:05:17 PM »
All lemons are easy to root, even the lemonade is very easy to root.

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2019, 08:29:38 PM »
I've had decent luck with limes, but the lemons are much more successful.  I have even rooted several root stock suckers, and most of them are easier than lime.

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2019, 07:32:44 AM »
I'll give you a heads up on rooting with no leaves. Wrap the cutting or budstick in parafilm & just leave the bottom part that will be in the soil exposed. Dip it in rooting powder & watch it go. You don't need to put a bag over it & the new growth will push right through the parafilm.

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2019, 07:57:55 AM »

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2019, 02:46:36 PM »
What a fantastic idea, thanks Laaz!!

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2019, 10:14:34 AM »
leaves!


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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2019, 11:22:21 AM »
brian, how long was the cutting in the medium before leaves appeared.  Also, what is the cultivar?

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2019, 12:18:28 PM »
Almost exactly one year since I took the cutting.  It is a bearss lime.  Since I took the cutting it had no visible changes until a month ago when it flowered, and just now when it put out leaves.  I've kept it in my greenhouse since last summer, watering occassionally. 

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2019, 12:35:35 PM »
That's insane. By comparison, here's a budstick of Genoa lemon JoeReal sent me a few weeks ago.


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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2019, 01:53:16 PM »
Probably mine was just stunted.  Nice to see it come alive though. 

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Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2019, 10:09:32 PM »
I believe that lemons are just about the easiest citrus variety to root.  Anyway, it is either lemons or Laaz's favorite tree the Meyer lemon.

 

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