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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 53

Cuttings from the Edge

Tony Avent

pp: 404-405

The following are the notes used to describe slides that were shown at the Annual Meeting.

  • Amaryllid leaf cuttings (early-mid summer, 1000 ppm Dip and Grow).
  • Cuttings must be taken just after spring flowering since late summer cuttings do not root well (May — July in North Carolina).
  • 1 to 2 inch long leaf cuttings.
  • 8 to 12 weeks for rooting, shoots emerge 4 weeks later.
  • Cuttings will rot if soil is kept too wet.
  • Cutting stuck in twelve 4 cell packs.
  • Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ plant.
  • Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ leaf.
  • Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ leaf cuttings rooted.
  • Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ leaf cuttings rooted with new plants.
  • Ledebouria ‘Gary Hammer’ leaf cuttings.
  • Ledebouria ‘Gary Hammer’ plant.
  • Amorphophallus propagation.
  • Amorphophallus plant.
  • Amorphophallus flower.
  • Corm main bud removal (scooping) is done with knife in Feb–April, then allowed to dry for 4 weeks. Corm is then cut into up 4–8 sections with swollen eyes.

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