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Help with Paniculata cuttings.

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  1. tangham

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    Hello
    I’ve taken some hydrangea cuttings and this is what they look like can someone tell me if this is normal for this type of plant.
     

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    They are showing callus, a good sign for rooting.
     
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      Quick google search thanks Pete.

      Root callusing in cuttings

      What causes root callusing? Why is it that some in some varieties some of the cuttings root readily while others develop a large amount of callus which prohibits rooting.

      Incitement for root production is initiated as soon as a stem is severed from its parent. This is called wound shock.

      The first reaction is the formation of callus tissue which protects the wound. Next, roots are produced.

      Both the callus tissue and the roots arise from the cambium (layer of actively dividing cells found beneath the bark).

      The formation of callus is a necessary preliminary to rooting, although roots do not arise in the callus, but from the cambium immediately behind it.

      Rooting is encouraged by moisture, warmth (but the air temperature should be below the that of the soil), good aeration.

      Hormones (especially synthetic auxins like IAA, IBA and NAA) assist in the formation of roots, especially when the soil temperature is at least 15ºC.
       

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