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Posted 2M ago by @Mng23

New to cuttings!

Hi everyone β˜€οΈ A friend gave us a #TradescantiaZebrina cutting that had rooted. We planted it in a pot with drainage holes and soil. I'm wondering if this looks good to you all, or if there's something else we could have done better? Any tips would be greatly appreciated πŸ™πŸ»πŸ©· #HappyPlants #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #NewGrowth #PropagationStation #CuttingsClub #NewPlantMom
2ft to light, direct
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 4 days ago
Hi! Welcome to Greg 😊
I noticed this little mark where I circled, is that a pinched stem? If so, I'd cut there and re-prop the cutting (cut under a node, remove the leaf and place in water again til you see roots.) Also, I can't really tell sizing off the picture, but the pot might be too big for that one little stem, they do like to be a little snug in their pots. Can your friend give you a couple more clippings to fill it out?
Yes, everything that @PlantBeach said is what I would do also. The pot is definitely too big for that plant size.
@PlantBeach thank you so much for your reply! I’ll look into it πŸ₯°
We have two more cuttings that are not ready yet, but the idea is to plant them in the same pot!
@plantfinatic we are waiting for two more cuttings to get roots and we will plant them in the same pot!
I have one myself, and my best advice for propagating a new one is to wait. Mine has propagated well in soil, but I will say that the pot is probably a little big (you already addressed that obviously in other comments) keep it up!
@TherapeuticChia thank you 🌱
If you're going to keep it in this pot until the others are ready just be super careful not to overwater. I also see a bent stem where @PlantBeach saw it. I would definitely consider propping that end. They also grow easier if it's not such a long vine. Propping each leaf and node isn't a bad idea ☺️πŸͺ΄πŸŒ±
@pothosslut yes! You both were right. I cut it and hopefully it will grow stronger 🫢🏻
Er, use a smaller pot. Or find a small water bottle or any very small container. The plant is too small to fit in such size of pot.