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by cheekymonkeycb on March 20, 2006 01:51 AM
Help, the shed roof blew off (it was hanging off already) and fell on top of my beloved rhoddie...EEEK!! It has now snapped a branch off the main plant(which looks ok) and with the buds about to open i would like to know if there is a way of growing the bit that that has been broken off?? [tears]
by weezie13 on March 20, 2006 02:20 AM
Is it broken off completely or parts still
attached to the momma plant....

I do know Rhode's will root at the nodes,
*the part where the leave connects with the stem*

You mayyyyyyyyy, not 100% sure be able to stick some rooting hormone on it, and put it in some moist compost like material...

I have a rhode, from cuttings from my grannies bush, that the branches had fallen down and touched the ground and started rooting while still on the momma...
I noticed it, and cut them and replanted them in compost here at my house....

When did it happen, just recently???

If you try to root it, I would cut off the flower buds on it, it would be trying to do two things at once and you really want it to root first, flowering on a cutting would be drawing away engery to rooting...

Tne main part should still be okay, isn't it???

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by afgreyparrot on March 20, 2006 02:47 AM
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Originally posted by weezie13:

I do know Rhode's will root at the nodes,
*the part where the leave connects with the stem*

You mayyyyyyyyy, not 100% sure be able to stick some rooting hormone on it, and put it in some moist compost like material...

If you try to root it, I would cut off the flower buds on it, it would be trying to do two things at once and you really want it to root first, flowering on a cutting would be drawing away engery to rooting...


I have rooted rhododendron cuttings just like Weezie said here, and they all did fine.
If the branch is long you can cut it into sections and root each section if you want more plants.

Welcome to the forum! [wavey]

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by weezie13 on March 20, 2006 03:03 AM
Where they already off of the plant when you did this Cindy???

And you used the rooting hormone????

Just curious???

I had only done it from already rooted branches..
so I wasn't 100% sure...

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by afgreyparrot on March 20, 2006 03:33 AM
Yep...they were branches I cut off the plant...and I always used rooting hormone.

I also kinda "nicked" (don't know if that's the right word) the stem a little where I put the rooting hormone...right under the node, like you said.

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by weezie13 on March 20, 2006 03:53 AM
And you putting those straight into dirt/soil?
Or potting soil??
or what???

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by afgreyparrot on March 20, 2006 05:48 AM
Hmmm...that's a good question.
I mix potting soil with other stuff I buy in a bag...can't think of the name of it...and a little soil from the garden and put them in little pots outside. I've put little tents over them before with plastic and they did real good, up against the front of the house with sun in the morning.

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by slredmond on March 20, 2006 08:07 AM
Yep - gotta put the plastic bags around them to maintain humidity. I haven't tried rhoddies but have done so with other plants. Takes a LONG time so be patient. [Smile]

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by cheekymonkeycb on March 20, 2006 05:35 PM
A big thaqnk you to all who have replied to my query. I have the broken section in a plastic bag,removed the buds, and hope it starts to take root.I also added rooting powder to it.It is now in a pot on my windowsill.I'm off to fix the shed roof....thank you all for the advice....and what a brilliant site this is! ;o)
by weezie13 on March 20, 2006 08:44 PM
We sincerely hope you keep us updated on how
it turns out, we [Cool] love [Love] updates [critic] ,
and that is how we alllllllll learn [teacher] ...good [angel] or bad [devil] the outcome.

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by shezalady on March 22, 2006 06:00 AM
Wow - something similar happened to me. The gas man came by, and broke off the entire plant! I was sick. I didn't even think of trying to root it - but the branch is still green. I wonder if there's any help for it. It's been awhile.

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