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New Salvia Plant Section turning Black

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:25 pm
by Bowels
Hey so Ive had a really rough time aquiring a savlia cutting, and finally I got a seemingly healthy one... and i have placed it in an idea growing environment and covered witha plastic dome. For about a week now its been looking great but now a section in the middle of the plant is turning black. There area also some leaves coming up from the soil near the base of the plant.. so its making babies! What should I do? Should I cut the top section off and try and make a cutting? Or should I let it work itself out? What am I doing Wrong?

Re: New Salvia Plant Section turning Black

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:36 am
by nothim
photos please

Re: New Salvia Plant Section turning Black

PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:36 pm
by mr.banks
Every time I make a cutting the stalk goes a bit black. I don't know what causes it but I have only lost 1 out of 7 cuttings to darkness.

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Three cuttings


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Three cuttings

Re: New Salvia Plant Section turning Black

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:46 am
by mj.

Re: New Salvia Plant Section turning Black

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:06 am
by mj.

Re: New Salvia Plant Section turning Black

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:58 am
by mj.
Forgot to say make sure you are using distilled or RO at the least a filtered water not tap water. You could also try to root cuttings in a medium. I have had success with a mixture of 1/3 pine bark 1/3 coconut coir cut up into short 11/4" lengths with 1/3 regular potting soil that is abut 1/3 perlite. You don't need or want rich soil for rooting. This mixture will keep the cutting moist but allow for lots of air so you won't get rot the pine bark also prevents things from growing that you don't want. Good luck. mj.

Re: New Salvia Plant Section turning Black

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:59 am
by RocketeerJim
Sorry, I've been away for awhile as the site turned into a ghost-town.

You have excessively long stem between nodes. The stem only sprouts roots at the nodes and all that excess stem will rot if submerged. Cut the mainstem so a max of about 1/2 inch is present below the lowest node. Then dip the stem in a rooting compound like "rootone" so it is covered with the powder/gel up to the node, place it in water maintained up to or a little higher than the dipped node and you'll have roots quite soon.