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Old 19-02-2005, 12:08 PM
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One of my Streptocarpus Streptocarpella plants was looking decidedly unwell so I
finally tipped it out of it's pot today.... and behold the dreaded Vine Weevil !

I've dumped the earth and taken cuttings. I've put half of them in water and the
other half in cutting compost on a warm windowsill.

Which method works best for other URG'ers ?

jenny





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On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 13:58:17 GMT, Janet Baraclough
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Which method works best for other URG'ers ?


Leaf cuttings, set in rows in gritty compost.

That's what we normally do but prefer to do it in late summer/early
autumn, then we don't need to overwinter any old plants and their
accompanying vine weevils - it also saves greenhouse space.

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One of my Streptocarpus Streptocarpella plants was looking decidedly
unwell so I
finally tipped it out of it's pot today.... and behold the dreaded
Vine Weevil !


I've dumped the earth and taken cuttings. I've put half of them in
water and the
other half in cutting compost on a warm windowsill.


Which method works best for other URG'ers ?


Leaf cuttings, set in rows in gritty compost.

Janet


Hi Janet.
I think you mean the large leaved Streptocarpus?
Mine is a fleshy drooping type.........
Jenny


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Old 20-02-2005, 04:50 PM
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On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 16:09:21 +0100, "JennyC" wrote:


One of my Streptocarpus Streptocarpella plants was looking decidedly
unwell so I
finally tipped it out of it's pot today.... and behold the dreaded
Vine Weevil !


I've dumped the earth and taken cuttings. I've put half of them in
water and the
other half in cutting compost on a warm windowsill.


Which method works best for other URG'ers ?


Leaf cuttings, set in rows in gritty compost.

Janet


Hi Janet.
I think you mean the large leaved Streptocarpus?
Mine is a fleshy drooping type.........
Jenny

Soft tip cuttings like you've just done should be fine. I like to pop
the tray or pot into a polythene bag to keep the atmosphere humid
around the cuttings - but watch the temperature if it's a sunny
window. You know all this anyway:-)
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