New roots

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It was a rough winter here in New Jersey. It even was tough on my potted plants. To be fair, these are older plants that had grown big, and probably should have been redistributed and repotted some time ago. There might have been an issue with how frequently I watered them, but we won’t get into that.

Yuck

Yuck

So I figured it was time to do something serious. Many of stems had grown long over the years but had lost a lot of the leaves. So I cut them off the main plant into shorter segments.

Cuttings

Cuttings

I put them in water so they can grow new roots.

Ahhhh!

Ahhhh!

I threw away the old roots, many of which were attached to nearly leafless stems, coiled in the dirt they had been feeding off for years.

Useless

Useless

I’m waiting for the new roots to grow.

Growing roots

Growing roots

Future new soil and repotted plants — photos not shown.

[All photos by A. D. Joyce]

©A. D. Joyce, 2014

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