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I made the (bad) decision to move my bleeding heart plant today and left some long chunks of root behind. I have shoved the roots into a tray of compost horizontaly in the hope they will grow. The tray is very shallow.

Advice welcome

(I'm hoping my original plant is going to survive the move, fingers crossed) 


  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    Root cuttings work with dicentra, though I would have inserted them in a deeper pot, upright. Keep it moist.

  • Thanks goldilocks. I think I will dig them out and Replant them vertically

  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    Only if you know which way is up!!!! If planted upside down they will fail. If in doubt lay them sideways in deeper compost. Nect time, when taking rooted cuttings, cut the top end horizontally and the bottom end on a slope so you don't get it wrong. 

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