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John Smith

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Thorns on Root Cuttings (?)
« on: April 21, 2019, 10:04:48 AM »
when preparing citrus root cuttings, do you remove the thorns ?
is it detrimental to the plant if they are removed ?
or ~ does it really matter one way or the other.
I just got several "rootable" cuttings from a friend and I am not
particularly fond of working with the prickly parts.

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Re: Thorns on Root Cuttings (?)
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 11:18:25 AM »
I use nail clippers & cut the thorns off.

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Re: Thorns on Root Cuttings (?)
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 05:16:30 PM »
Thanks, Laaz.
some were over an inch long.  I just clipped them off.
I guess they are like fingernails - they'll grow back in time (I guess).
will find out in a month or so if the cuttings take root - or not.

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Re: Thorns on Root Cuttings (?)
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 06:12:14 PM »
It make no difference whether you leave the thorns on or clip them off, as far as the rooting is concerned.  Removing the thorns makes handling easier .

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Re: Thorns on Root Cuttings (?)
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 06:40:02 PM »
No, they don't grow back.

 

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