Over the past year and a half or so I've been watching my H.tatei var. tatei grow and thrive without ever giving the slightest hint of dividing. About a month ago, I finally decided to take matters into my own hands. I made a 1/2 long wedge shaped wound around the base of the plant with a razor blade and applied some keiki paste to the wound. I buried the treated wound with live LFS and left it alone for roughly 1 month. Last night when I decided to remove the moss to see if there was any progress, this is what I found :
There are now 4 healthy looking offshoots emerging from the treated area.
Spend your life doing weird things with strange people.
Haha thanks Emmi. If all goes well with these, you may see one entering the silent auction before too long.....
I myself have tried something similar to that on one of my Neps, except I used the rooting hormone. I made a wound, applied a generous amount of rooting hormone, wrapped up w live sphagnum and waited for a few month. And miserably failed!
Post by Brassleaves on Mar 14, 2014 7:10:22 GMT -5
John I've looked on eBay for this paste, and there are quite a few choices. Does the price matter in quality? There are 5g vials going for $5.00, while others are $12.99. Do you get what you pay for; or is it like with generic medication (a chemical is a chemical)? Thanks!