Posted 3w ago by @jazzyjess

My propagation peeps!
Options on what to do with this prop!

Single leaf watermelon peperomia propagation, should I keep it in water? Will it continue to live as a full plant? Put in soil? Will I lose those adorable babies? It took me months to get this to grow so I don't want to do anything to undo that tlc! Ideas? #propagationstation #watermelonpeperomia #happyplants #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantaddict #newgrowth
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The roots look long enough to put into soil! But water roots aren’t exactly the same as soil roots, so I recommend putting your pep into a container that’s wide enough for you to transplant out of later, but has no drainage (like a coffee mug or small bowl). Put it in water like you have it now, but start adding small amounts of soil to the water to gradually transition your plant to it. Once the water is gone and it’s all soil (making sure to keep it watered now, of course lol), you can actually pot it up. This process usually takes me a couple of weeks, depending on how impatient I am πŸ˜‚ Hope this helps! πŸŒΏπŸ’š
@kscape suggestions?
Place in soil and keep the soil moist to mimic the wet environment it was in. Then after a couple of wks you can start to let it dry out as you wound normally do. God luck and that prop is gorgeous πŸ’š
I'm experimenting with a "leca transition" to help go from water to soil...leca and water for awhile then leca mixed with soil... will wait to repot until spring.

Another gregger @tattedscientist turned me on to it!!
@jazzyjess Such a beautiful photo, it's the cover of a Mother's Day card.

It looks so naturally like the babies are huddled under an umbrella that, for me, it evokes images of a mother eagle being mom-brella for her nestlings during a rain storm...very precious πŸ¦…β˜”πŸͺΊπŸƒπŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦
I'd like to nominate it for #BestPhotoOftheWeek
(*Someone please let me know if there's a better tag to use)
#bestphotooftheweek sounds fun!!!
I would put the beautiful peperomia leaf and babies is soil. This is amazing. πŸ’š
@jazzyjess How long before you started seeing roots on that particular cutting? I mean you did say months but I just wanted to know how many. I had a watermelon peperomia propping for a month and got nothing. Thought I was doing something wrong. Guess I should’ve been more patient 😩😬
@saatwood @LatiTish84 @angelw1975 @Pegster thank you so much for the suggestions! I'm nervous but at least now when I get the nerve to take the plunge to transition I have an idea on what to do 😊
@corvidfan thank you for this tremendous compliment! #bestphotooftheweek sounds like a lot of fun! Did I miss something #gregteam or is this not an actual thing (yet!). Either way, I'm glad my watermelon babies made an impression 😊
@MrsSmith it took about 2 months to see any sort of root growth! I would refresh the water weekly (way before we all knew about #pothoswater) and I'd also add a couple drops of fertilizer to the water every other week. The room the prop is in as well is a lot of bright indirect light (I'm blessed to have skylights in my room!) Definitely try your prop again, if you have any questions I'd be happy to answer 😊
Yes put it in soil! It starts going nuts when you do. So fun. I love love love propping peps. It’s so satisfying. I would cut off the mother leaf so that it does not compete for nutrients.

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