Rooting Petite Salmon
Petite Salmon is a little bit trickier to root. Despite this, the method is successful with it as well and there are fewer failures.
The cuttings were taken on February 1. Again, they are sitting on the surface of the moistened perlite and are surrounded only by the humid atmosphere within the test tube.
All the cuttings are covered communally with plastic film in order to maintain a humid atmosphere.
Following this, they are placed in a warm and dark location.
On March 2, after one month, there are green sprouts and the roots are already strong.
Moisture – warmth - darkness.
Nine days later, on March 11, the cuttings are ready to transplant.
Even the inflorescences on one of the twigs have survived and have become larger.
Planted in perlite, the roots of our cuttings can now spread out, and the plants will soon be acclimatized first to bright light and later to sunlight. The particles of perlite must never be allowed to dry out, and the addition of some fertilizer at long intervals stimulates growth.
Late July. Six months have passed since the cuttings were taken; the plants are vigorous and bushy; one of the three is even blooming. Thus, it is even possible to take tip cuttings with small
inflorescences which are capable of blooming the same year.
Our dwarf oleanders with their root-and-perlite balls will now be potted up in normal soil (for oleanders).