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Bright Light for rooting tricho cuttings

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#1 LoneRanger



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Posted 03 April 2021 - 05:37 PM

I'm wondering how to root my cuttings in bright light without putting them in direct sun. I usually get a bit of skinny growth at first which then thickens up. I'm hoping to avoid that skinniness with the new cuttings I just got - Juul's Giant (verified from TJ's yard) and a Torres and Torres.


Normally, I put them in a shady spot in the yard but I started to wonder, what is meant by "bright light." Outside, in the shade?


As I type this, it seems like a kinda goofy question but figured it was worth throwing out there anyways.


Here are some pics of the new cuttings, along with a T bridge "Achuma" and a T bridge "SS02" that show the skinny growth I'm referring to.

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#2 Myc


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Posted 03 April 2021 - 07:45 PM

I root them indoors where they only get indirect sunlight.

Once rooted, I'll harden them off by moving them outdoors - but again not into direct sunlight. After a few weeks I'll ease them into full sunshine for the season.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 10:51 AM

Thanks for confirming, Myc! There could be many factors at play in the cuttings getting a period of skinny growth.

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