joclyn, thanks for replying. lol, are you another trek fan?
Dear me, here I was hoping these vine cuttings would live long and prosper, and instead they've given me nothing but tribble... I mean, trouble. Heheh.
Just kidding, this has been an interesting learning experience from the very beginning.
Anyway, I had found both of those posts you linked to. My problem was not in the rooting, but what to do with them after they were rooted.... I'm doing something wrong after they root apparently.
I have a sneaking suspicion it's got to do with the watering needs. When something is starting to root, it needs more water usually, right? But at some point it needs less, and I just haven't figured out when that is. Hopefully I have caught the healthiest one in time and it will make it through the winter... can only hope.
The soil was a new bag, never opened. It was a generic, next to the Miracle-Gro so certainly not "on par" with Miracle-Gro but close to it.
Re the hot and humid climate preference, when the weather went cold and the furnace came on, that first leafy one turned yellow and lost its leaves in the span of about 3 days. Since I built my "greenhouse
", the other ones that hadn't already been so very sickly haven't regressed so fast so I'm hoping my greenhouse
is making them happier.
So at what point do you start watering like a normal rooted plant
- letting the soil dry out somewhat between waterings to avoid root rot - instead of a rooted cutting where the soil is wet all the time to keep the cutting hydrated?