Queensland cp sites or nurseries; propagating D. filiformis

From: tierney wayne (hybrid_t@hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Jul 17 1999 - 14:05:43 PDT

Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 14:05:43 PDT
From: "tierney wayne" <hybrid_t@hotmail.com>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2613$foo@default>
Subject: Queensland cp sites or nurseries; propagating D. filiformis

Hey everyone, two questions:
First, my mother is going to Queensland in a few weeks and asked me to find
out if there are any cp sites or nurseries there. Any suggestions? I know
she will be in Cairns for a while, but I'm not sure where else so info on
anywhere in Queensland would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for any

Second, I need a bit of advice on propagating my D. filiformis. When it
started to bloom, I cut off the stalks and on a whim I stuck them into the
soil in the same pot; not laying down flat but just the cut end in the soil.
In a few weeks a bunch of baby plants had formed up around the flower buds,
so I laid those stalks flat in a tray of milled peat so they could root.
Those are still doing fine, so figuring that D. fili is easy to propagate by
flower stalk cuttings, I took off all the rest of the stalks and just laid
them flat in the same tray of peat with the others. They are now starting to
rot, not root. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've kept them moderately
moist, the tray is uncovered, and I keep it inside on a bright windowsill
with just a tiny bit of direct sun. I'd love to get a whole batch of this
plant, but right now it looks like the few original ones are all that will
make it. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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