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Posted 1M ago by @Orked

Is this normal?
Help! I put these English ivy cuttings in water a few days ago to propagate. Today I noticed the end of the stems have turned brown. A little translucent but not mushy (or maybe not yet) so I don't know whether this is normal or they're actually rotting.

P/s: I use ground water with 3% hydrogen peroxide, under a growlight for 14h. Last water change was 2 days ago.
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My ivy cuttings always go brown, don’t stress. They take a long time to root, and the roots will come from the whole stem in water not the end tip. I usually throw a few cuttings in my aquarium and leave them for a month.
It could be the water. When I do my propagations I use spring water with water changes once a week or if the water looks a bit dirty. It sounds like root rot to me if the roots have already turned brown. I haven't dealt with root rot but maybe @sarahsalith or @KikiGoldblatt will know what to do?
Forgot to include photos earlier
Excuse the duckweed on the roots, I just yanked it out 🀣
🀣🀣 Now that i see the pictures those are normal for an ivy. My pothos gets brown before growing roots as long as the stem has a node or two πŸ˜…
@HoyaAddict that's such a relief, thank you! And look at stem - I wish mine were as big and sturdy πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
@TheeGreenWitch sorry for the lack of context πŸ˜… but I'm glad I asked. Thanks for responding! πŸ’•
@Orked Mine is that thick because it’s cuttings from my garden ivy. Old and strong πŸ’ͺ
@Orked I agree with @HoyaAddict

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