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Posted 7M ago by @TidyRedcap

I’d like to propagate my sand rose but i’m having a hard ...

#SandRose
0ft to light, direct
5” pot with drainage
Last watered 7 months ago
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@TidyRedcap welcome to Greg Community! #GregGang propagating a Sand Rose (Adenium obesum) can be a fun and rewarding project. Here are some steps to get you started:
Select a Healthy Parent Plant…..Choose a mature and healthy Sand Rose plant as your parent plant. It should be at least a few years old for successful propagation……Gather Your Materials…..You'll need a sharp, clean knife or pruning shears, a well-draining potting mix (cactus or succulent mix works well), small pots or containers, and rooting hormone (optional it’s your choice)…….Take a Cutting….. Select a branch or stem that's at least 6 inches long…..Make a clean, angled cut just below a leaf node. The node is where leaves and branches meet. Optionally, dip the cut end in rooting hormone to promote root growth.
Let it Callus…..Allow the cut end of the cutting to air dry and callus over. This typically takes a few days to a week. This step helps prevent rot when you plant it. Plant the Cutting…..Fill your small pot or container with well-draining potting mix……Make a hole in the soil with a pencil or stick…..Place the callused end of the cutting into the hole and gently pat the soil around it…….Water Sparingly.Water the cutting lightly, and then allow the soil to dry out between waterings. overwatering can lead to rot……Provide Indirect Light…..Place the pot in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sun exposure, especially during the rooting phase……Be Patient….Rooting can take several weeks to a few months. You'll know it's successful when you see new growth or resistance when gently tugging on the cutting……Transplant Carefully…..Once the cutting has established roots and is growing well, you can transplant it into a larger pot with standard care for mature Sand Rose plants…….
Remember that Sand Roses are succulents and prefer well-draining soil and a warm, dry climate. It's essential to be patient during the propagation process, as it can take time for the cutting to root and start growing. Good luck with your propagation project good luck!