Posted 4M ago by @kscape

Experiment 2: Satin Pothos & Philodendron Brasil
Hello there, #Greggers! Back with another experiment that I’ve been working on 🀭

✨I made a post yesterday about how pairing a Pothos cutting with another slow-growing cutting will encourage it to root faster because of two main rooting hormones: Auxin & Cytokinins (which are present in ALL plants). Read more about that here:

❗️For this experiment, I paired #Philodendron Brasil (Test A) cutting with a #SatinPothos (supposedly β€œslow” grower compared to other Pothos) on June 15, 2022. On the same day, I also placed a #Philodendron Brasil (Test B) by itself and planned to compare the growth. Today, July 9, 2022, I see some results!! πŸ₯ΉπŸ˜­ **With ALL propagations in these experiments, I don’t use products, only Distilled water.

πŸ“ΈTest A (first image) is already rooting faster than Test B (second image)! I haven’t had much time to do actual scientific research because work has me busy, but so far, so good! Look at them go! I want to do more research about WHY these plants have an excess of these rooting hormones and HOW it specifically affects each individual type of plant. So much to learn!

Don’t remember who else was interested or talking about this science, but I’ll tag by sheer memory: @alex @kevinkiklee @PlantMompy @nila
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amazing! I am going to stick a pothos in all my propagations. thanks for the experiment!
More information as to why this happens:

”Plant hormones and nutrients are water-soluble and travel via the xylem or phloem. This may explain why the pothos cuttings cause exponential growth in slower-growing cuttings. The roots on plants, in many cases, are a two-way membrane. This means that nutrients and hormones can travel into and out of the plant.

This brings me to my hypothesis of why pothos cuttings can increase the rate at which roots develop. It is likely that a pothos plant produces an excess of root growth hormones. This excess hormone that is water-soluble is easily expelled into the water of the propagation vessel.

These water-soluble hormones are then easily absorbed by the plants that may be lacking. This would result in faster root formation in the presence of pothos cuttings. It is possible the water alone from a pothos propagation system alone may result in better root development if reused.”
@kscape interesting!!!
Wow! What a great experiment!
@MinecraftSteve read this!
That’s so cool! Wish my pothos were bigger so I could chop it up all the time.. πŸ˜‚
@LatiTish84 @sarahsalith @BunnyMummy @kevinkiklee @tango Thank you all so much!! Still have more props rooting with Pothos that I’ll do updates on (basic houseplants).

Please tag more people to see this! Totes help more with their #Propagation and also, because #ScienceWithGreg is fun πŸ€­πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬πŸŒΏ
I'm going to try this today! Thanks for the tip!πŸ™‚
@kscape this is so cool and so interesting. Love Science, thank you
@kscape That’s interesting, and pretty cool!… πŸ™‚
@Nightshade and @PlantLibrary come look at this!
Science is just amazing. I’m glad you found positive results ☺️
Wow!!! I love the science of plants, it’s so interesting!!! When I study at college I’m hoping to study agricultural sciences!!! Congrats on the successful experiment! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️
Yesssssss!!! πŸ€“
I use pothos clippings anytime I’m trying to get a stubborn aerial root to activate.
@ForFoxSake I always propagate most of my cuttings together and never knew why I had faster root growth than most friends! I guess now I know the answer : Pothos! 🌿
Wow, this is so cool! Thanks for posting all this!
Well now I’m going to have to try this!

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