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Croton Propogation????

Croton Propogation????
Posted by Lirath from on 2001-03-25 23:34:44

I'm wondering what's the best way to
propogate my 30 year old croton. It
suffered 25 of those years in the same
pot, but is making a nice recovery
finally, so I'm ready to try to make
more of this really old variety that I
can't find in any nursery. It doesn't
have a whole lot of branches yet, so
I'm leery of cutting a one off for
rooting in case I mess it up. Would
air layering be safer? Will it work
for a croton? Or should I just bite
the bullet and take a cutting?
Any advice on how best to do that with
my croton would be appreciated!!
Thanks!
Lirath
  • Croton propogation
    Posted by mike kimball from Kohala Big Isla on 2008-05-18 05:41:00

    I read you note of a few years ago.

    Did you do it? Did it work?

    I am in a similar situation with an old variety that I would like to get starters on.
  • croton prop
    Posted by Jerry Digman from 5b on 2001-04-02 15:34:04

    Lirath,

    Be brave! Take 6" tip cuttings from side shoots. Seal the latex leaking by dipping in water. Dip in rooting hormone then place 1/2 peat 1/2 sand or perlite, enclose in a plastic bag (to maintain humidity). Or whatever other successful prop medium you use.

    Air layering is much more difficult.

    I'm sure you'll be successful.

    Quoting Lirath: ------------
    -I'm wondering what's the best way to
    -propogate my 30 year old croton. It
    -suffered 25 of those years in the same
    -pot, but is making a nice recovery
    -finally, so I'm ready to try to make
    -more of this really old variety that I
    -can't find in any nursery. It doesn't
    -have a whole lot of branches yet, so
    -I'm leery of cutting a one off for
    -rooting in case I mess it up. Would
    -air layering be safer? Will it work
    -for a croton? Or should I just bite
    -the bullet and take a cutting?
    -Any advice on how best to do that with
    -my croton would be appreciated!!
    -Thanks!
    -Lirath
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