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Offline Fig Fever

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Rooted Cutiings dying
« on: November 20, 2020, 10:30:33 AM »
I am having an issue with cuttings not making it long after they have rooted and leafed out. Roots will turn brown and eventually dissolve. I dont think its the moisture level. Im starting to think its the medium. Ive been using coco coir and perlite. Any advice is much appreciated

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Re: Rooted Cutiings dying
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 03:20:01 PM »
Hi Fig Fever,  When it comes to successfully rooting fig cuttings, you'll likely have to experiment with several methods before you find one that works for you.  I found that coir holds way too much moisture and gets compacted.   I root in a 50/50 mix of shredded bark and fine pine bark chips.   This mix drains well but the bark holds enough moisture for at least one month as initial roots develop.   

I am in NJ and have success rooting in my cold garage using the method (video) you can find in this folder on the forum:   https://southernfigsforum.com/index.php?topic=1390.0      You should have similar or better success using this technique in the South.   As I mentioned in that Fig Help folder, I don't have 100% success but I do get over 90% successful rootings.   Even harder to root cuttings give me about a 75% success rate.   And shock when up potting is almost non-existent.   Recently, I got 4 of 6 Col de Dam Grise to root (and the other two are not drying out), so I hope to get even more CDD Grise to root over the next few weeks.   I just put six I-258 cuttings into the rooting media about 10 days ago.   I'll check them during the second week of December and hope for a few successes.
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Re: Rooted Cutiings dying
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 04:54:01 PM »
Im sorry. I wasn't clear. In not having trouble rooting the cuttings. Im at about 90%. Its weeks after they've rooted and leafed out that theyll start to wither, the roots will turn brown and dissolve.

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Re: Rooted Cutiings dying
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 06:01:23 PM »
Fig Fever,  I think your issue is the media.   Roots that appear and then turn brown and die are usually a result of too much moisture.   Coir holds a lot of water and does not allow for a lot of aeration around the roots.   Try your technique with mulch or a mulch/pine bark chip mixture.   
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