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Old 10-30-2018, 01:45 PM
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I had this little feather celosia seedling that I rescued (someone had purchased it and left it on a park bench at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden). I'd gotten it a year ago, and after a rocky start it began to thrive and grow. But I think these are meant to be potted in the ground, as it seemed to develop some struggles down the road.

This is what one looks like -- mine is yellow:


Anyway, to make a long story short, after 2 weeks of no water, the plant started to give up. The "feathers" wilted and wouldn't revive. I took a cutting from the plant and put it in a glass of water to keep at the windowsill. The mother plant died. But the seedling is now still alive after a month. It's not rooting, though. I've seen a number of plants do this automatically when cut, but it seems the feather celosia is not capable. Is there some way to incite it to root? Or is this essentially a "death row" scenario?
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Did you take the cutting in such a way that the cutting has nodes? Plants generally root from the nodes of the stem. The question begs to be asked why two weeks with no water...?
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Did you take the cutting in such a way that the cutting has nodes? Plants generally root from the nodes of the stem. The question begs to be asked why two weeks with no water...?
The shoot I cut was too short for having a node... so I guess I kind of blew it. About the plant going 2 weeks without water, it was a mistake. I'd left the plant with a relative who has a lot of plants and she became forgetful... and overlooked the plant. Sadly! I nurtured the poor thing from certain death... only for it to end up dying in the end.
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No node= no roots. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Enjoy it while it lives, maybe there''ll be a miracle yet.
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