October 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm ReplyGreensPrivate messageGreenhorn
Is clump division the way to propagate papyrus? If yes, is there something to consider or to be careful with?
The stalks are hollow so I don’t think it’s through cutting.November 4, 2019 at 3:46 pm Reply
Yes, clump division is one way. I don’t think there is something to be taken into consideration.
How I started my papyrus was through the leaves which I had taken from a friend’s. It’s very easy to do but takes a few weeks before roots appear and then can be transplanted. Just cut one leaf and then put it in a glass with water upside down. See attached pictures.November 4, 2019 at 3:47 pm Reply
By the way, if leaves are too long, you can cut the tip off like what I did.November 5, 2019 at 5:55 pm ReplyAlby81Private messageGreenhorn
Oh, didn’t know you could propagate papyrus through the leaves. Where do roots appear? Thanks for sharing, Katy!November 5, 2019 at 6:07 pm ReplyGreensPrivate messageGreenhorn
Thanks, Katy for the info and for taking the time to demonstrate how to propagate through the leaves. It’s good to know. It would be fun to do it with kids.
I believe the roots will come out at the tip of the stalk where leaves grow? Please correct me if I’m wrong, Kathy.November 5, 2019 at 6:15 pm ReplyFatzoPrivate messageGreen Thumb
Sorry for barging in but I couldn’t resist, yes it’s excellent for kids, my science teacher gave me a stalk when I was 12 years old and now 28 years later I still have one growing strong! I gave a stem to a friend at one point and when my plant died because I moved away, he gave me another stem back so it’s like still the same plant!
Loving the season!November 6, 2019 at 7:23 pm Reply
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