Posted 1w ago by @tmbryant37

Pick a medium, any medium
Apparently I've lost my mind and gone on a buying spree as of late because I keep picking up cheap propagation cuttings of things I've been looking for but didn't have the budget to afford.

The first victim, I mean arrival, is this #philodendron Paradiso. Since it's a bit larger I'm not sure I have big enough cups for @ForFoxSake stratum cup stack method.

Anybody have thoughts on what I should bury, I mean stick, this guy in?

I have leca, moss, soil, stratum, water, earth, wind, and fire as options. If I need to add another option sell me on it and maybe I'll give it a shot πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

What say ye grand plant masters of Greg?

#plantsmakepeoplehappy #happyplants #plantaddict #newgrowth #plantmafia #planttherapy
I've taken cups and drilled holes in bottom, added leca at the bottom then sphagnum moss.

Add your favorite rooting powder to the roots/node. I spritz the sphagnum occassionally with a plant food and fertilizer mix.
Ooohhhhh that’s gonna be a beauty!!!
For smaller cuttings I use smaller containers with holes on bottom and dome lid.
@melodey and @TJphilobsessed this is my giant pothos cutting!!πŸ’š
@AwesomePlants so you did get one! So cute!!!
Btw @tmbryant37 you are completely sane and we #Greggers support these shopping sprees! ...🀫...and selfishly support any future plant swaps🀣🀣

Awesome find!😍
I would suggest potting it up in a 4” shallow dish. Wrap the roots along the outer edge of the dish and cover in stratum if the weight of the leaf is too much support it with chopstick. Too much substrate can lead to other issues. Main goal right now is to get those roots started. A tight little root ball is what you want right now for ease of repotting I’d say try to root bound it in a nursery pot or clear cup from soda fountains at a gas station
@tmbryant37 I agree with @AwesomePlants plants on this πŸ’―
Ty. Watched this video and interested in trying in the future.

Once my philo babies get bigger and I start to prop them, I'll give stratum a try on a few, but it's expensive.

Do you have a favorite brand of stratum @ForFoxSake ?

I FINALLY got my rooting powder yesterday. Getting 8 new philos in from Ecuador today so I'll be interested to see any growth difference.
I've got various cuttings in water along with pothos cuttings and they're rooting like crazy. I love reading all your comments on rooting cuttings, learning from y'all πŸ₯°
I'm mad none of y'all chose earth, wind, and fire as the preferred medium πŸ˜‚
@AwesomePlants @ForFoxSake I ended up grabbing some larger hard plastic cups from Walmart last night and put holes in them. What was hard to tell in that photo of the aerial roots is that the bottoms of them were a bit squishy and dark, so I ended up cutting them down to about 3-4" each to make sure what I left was healthy.

It is in stratum right now. About 3" in the bottom of the cup as a base, then I put the cutting in, and filled in around it until just below the light green growth of the third leaf.

If I screwed something up here please tell me and I'll repot it tonight, but hopefully I did right by this guy.
@tmbryant37 lol. Some of my props...sheer will power must keep them going. 🀣 Keep us posted on its progress! Excited for you!
@AwesomePlants there’s only one brand of stratum made by fluval.
Haha @tmbryant37 you need earth (dirt) wind (air) fire πŸ”₯ in your spirit to take care of your plants πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
@Sassylimey Right now I need prayers. I just spent the last three hours rescuing my new Pluto from the moss it had been growing in for way, way too long. I know philos like to be rootbound but my goodness it was bad.

I hope it likes it's new home because I'm not uprooting it again for a very long time πŸ˜‚
I’m trying #lecaplants for all my indoor plants
I got some bamboo shoots on sale at Lowe's recently and have them in leca. I've never used it before so I want to see how these guys do before I use it on anything else.

You'll have to let me know how your plants like it!

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