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Old 03-13-2008, 05:12 PM
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I got some roses for Valentine's Day and showed my appreciation by sitting them out in water a little too long. When I went to throw them out, I noticed buds on the sides of the stems had begun growing. The little plants on the sides of the stems are a healthy shade of green and seem to be growing quite well. The tops of the stems (where the flowers were) and the feet are black. There are no signs of roots growing at the feet. I've been changing the water about once a week to keep it fresh.

Any idea on what to do with them next? Cuttings are supposed to be made from firm young wood, but the tiny plants are too soft. Should I cut the tiny plant from the stem below the joint/node, or???
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:34 PM
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If you have cuttings, you should be cutting about 1'2 inch off the stems everyday and putting them in fresh water. Cut flowers usually last only about a week. Black is rot. New nodes mean nothing if your plant has no roots to grow from.
From your description, cut flowers are just temporary flowers, and after a week or so need to be thrown out.
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