WHAT IS THE FIRST PLANT YOU EVER PROPAGATED SUCCESSFULLY?

  • August 10, 2012 1:10 PM
    Message # 1043807
    Looking forward to hearing your (non-potato and avocado) answers...
  • August 10, 2012 1:48 PM
    Reply # 1043833 on 1043807
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    When I was 8 years old, walking through my childhood neighborhood, my mom told me if I took a small "pup" off an American agave and stuck it in the ground it would grow. I planted one tiny little agave on the hill outside our yard and several years later, long after my folks divorced, the pup had grown into a huge cluster of Agave americana "Variegata". It was heart warming. 

    Many avocado, apricot, and almond seedling stories as well, but the agave was the coolest!
    Last modified: August 10, 2012 1:49 PM | Deleted user
  • August 10, 2012 2:08 PM
    Reply # 1043839 on 1043807
    An Aloysia Virgata.  I planted a small slip with two tiny leaves into a 2 inch pot.   Today it's a small tree in a 20 gallon pot!  It's blooming as I write this, filling my patio with the most heavenly scent.  Dorena Knepper
  • August 17, 2012 7:41 AM
    Reply # 1049762 on 1043807
    A friend gave me a snippet of a "Creeping Charlie", which I started in water.  Those white tendril roots emerging from the nodes and growing longer and longer were a revelation to what happens out of sight underground - like peeking into the secret world of plants. Next step was observing the cut-off limit to transferring from water to potting soil, as if the plantlet was protesting, "What is this hard dry stuff?  I want my water back!"
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