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can anyone help with New Guinea Impatiens?

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by MRS.D on November 01, 2005 11:52 PM
Hi everyone..... [grin]

I have 3 absolutely fabulous New Guinea Impatiens which i am going to try to 'over-winter' because they are so beautiful. I've cut them back, and put them in the green house (it is'nt heated although it is connected to the kitchen, so i open the door and it gets warm air in it).

My question is, does anyone know how to take cuttings from these, they are not th
by MRS.D on November 01, 2005 11:56 PM
they are not the patented ones, so i am allowed to do this apparently!!


But any help with taking cuttings and propogating them would be greatly appreciated. [Wink]

Sorry this post is split into 2......i have no idea why it happened.!! lol

Take care


by RugbyHukr on November 02, 2005 12:00 AM

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by MRS.D on November 02, 2005 02:10 AM

thanks very much for that.

i had actually seen that one on the net, but as a new gardener, i don't understand about mist beds or anything..that's why i asked if anyone knew how to take a cutting, and how to grow simple terms!! lol

thank you very much anyway


by Steph321 on November 03, 2005 05:48 AM
I would cut at a node, the cutting should be about 2 inches long. Also remove any flowers as they take up enery. Put the cuttings about an inch into soil and keep moist, also will need alot of indirect light. After 2 or 3 weeks, the cutting should have taken. That is how I have rooted them. Good luck with your cuttings

Also, I would take as many cuttings as you can to increase the odds.

*****Steph [wayey]
by Steph321 on November 03, 2005 05:51 AM
Just in case you may not know, a node is at a joint of the plant.

Happy Gardening

by MRS.D on November 04, 2005 08:02 PM

Thanks for the post

I will definately try that.

Just one thing, do you cut above, or below the node? [dunno]

Thanks again,

take care


by MRS.D on November 04, 2005 08:05 PM
sorry steph......

do you think it is worth putting rooting powder on the bottom of the cutting?

thanks once again!! [thumb]


by Jiffymouse on November 05, 2005 12:12 PM
cut below the node, so the roots can grow from the node. and i do belive in rooting powder even though i forget to use it...
by MRS.D on November 15, 2005 10:20 PM

Many thanks for your help and advice [Smile]

Am definately going to give it a go


Will tell you how i get on!!

take care

Mrs.D. [wavey]
by MRS.D on December 03, 2005 04:33 PM
well......i tried....and i failed...miserably!! lol [Razz]

tried to do everything right, but alas, no joy

any suggestions? [dunno]

many thanks,

take care
by tkhooper on December 04, 2005 07:33 AM
I have better luck with cutting when I keep them in the shade during the rooting process. I use a rooting hormone that is a liquid. I have no idea if that would make a difference. Also I would add that the soil needs to be sterile and kept moist not wet throughout the rooting process until you see new growth starting up. But then I haven't tried doing impatients yet. I have my seeds to start them next year and look forward to having them but not yet.

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by MRS.D on January 25, 2006 01:15 AM
hi hoop...thanks for the post

Unfortunately all of the cuttings have now died and the mother plants have died too. [Eek!]

I kept them in the greenhouse, but alas, i dont think they wanted to survive til next year!!

I tried really hard, but to no avail.

Well.never mind....i shall try again this year

[Wink] [Wink]

take care

by obywan59 on January 25, 2006 04:14 AM
I've tried new guinea cuttings with rooting hormone in potting soil with rotten luck. (pun intended). I've since found, that for me at least, they root better in water.

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by MRS.D on January 25, 2006 10:34 PM
thanks for that [Wink]
i will definately try them that way

take care


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