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Aloe Vera

InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 560
I thought I would share this information, as it is incredibly useful. Everyone knows ( or should know) what an incredible plant Aloe vera is for treating skin conditions. What I didn't know is is that the pulp of the leaves is all very useful for difficult cuttings. All you need to do is smear the stem of the cuttings with Aloe vera and this not only acts as as bacteria- fungcide but speeds up the time the cutting needs to root.
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  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    That is interesting Inglezinho have you tried it out yourself?  Do you mean the gel as opposed to the sap?
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 560
    Yes I have and managed for the first time to root a Pyrostegia venusta ( Flame creeper).
    Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    That's great Inglezinho!  Did you use the sap or the gel (or maybe both)?
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
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