Bursera fagaroides

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Bursera fagaroides

Post Number:#1  Postby Jkwinston » Tue May 02, 2017 9:32 am

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Re: Bursera fagaroides

Post Number:#2  Postby Jkwinston » Wed May 03, 2017 11:05 am

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Re: Bursera fagaroides

Post Number:#3  Postby ceebs » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:49 pm

Hi all,

There seems to be a lot of information out there about propagating various Bursera species from stem cuttings or (more rarely) seed, but I thought I’d share my surprising experience with growing B. fagaroides from root cuttings (I say “surprising” because usually I am death to cuttings!). After trimming off some tangled roots from one of my small and incredibly pot-bound fagaroides I felt guilty about throwing away such nice chunky roots (which resemble little strings of sausages) so I thought I’d see if it was possible to maybe get another plant out of them. I took the largest swollen root section (about 2” long), let it dry for a few days, then planted it in a shallow pot with some cactus potting mix and watered it sparingly but mostly didn’t expect anything except a pile of mush at the end of it. Much to my great surprise after about 5-6 weeks four little green stems appeared, and are continuing to grow well. Don’t know if I should only retain the largest sprout or keep it multi-stemmed (could be interesting, or just plain ugly), I think I’ll let the plant decide. The cuttings were taken just as the plant was breaking from winter dormancy (maybe that helped) and daytime temps were in the low-mid 20’s C.

Worth a try (for fagaroides and probably other Bursera species too) – don’t bin those roots just yet!
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