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Title: Plant culture; a working handbook of every day practice for all who grow flowering and ornamental plants in the garden and greenhouse
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Oliver, George Watson, 1858-1923 Hottes, Alfred Carl, 1891- joint author
Subjects: Gardening Greenhouses
Publisher: New York, A. T. De La Mare co., inc.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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es, covering with live moss. Propagation. This may be accomplished by seeds, division ofthe shoots, or cutting the rhizomes into pieces 3^ to i inch long. EPIPHYLLUMS (Christmas Cactus). Epiphyllums are usuallygrown as standards; that is, grafted on the stems of other plants.This method is necessary because the branches have a procumbenthabit when the plants are on their own roots. Rooted cuttings maybe grown to a fair size and used in baskets or other hanging recep-tacles. The species, three in number, and the numerous varietiesmake very handsome Winter-flowering plants. Culture. (See Cactus). Propagation. The stocks for grafting are usually Pereskiaaculeata and P. grandiflora. The latter is the more robust grower,and therefore most suitable for tall specimens, P. aculeata beingused for dwarf ones. Cuttings of the Pereskias, which, of course,belong to the Cactus tribe, may be rooted any time after the woodis fairly ripe. They may be put in a dry and warm part of the 114 PLANT CULTURE
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Drac^na Sanderiana FOUR plants in A 6-IN. PAN propagating bed, and given water only after they show signs ofsending out toots. To graft, select stock in which the wood is suffi-ciently firm; cut off the top part, make a cut down the center forthree-quarters of an inch or so, then insert a piece of the ripenedgrowth of the Epiphyllum, and run one of the Pereskia spinesthrough the whole to keep it firmly together, or tie with raffia untilthe union is completed. This will be effected in a few weeks in agood growing temperature. Have the Pereskias in as small pots aspossible at the time of grafting, so that when the union between stockand cion takes place the plants will start growing quickly by beingshifted into larger pots. The potting mixture should be very porous,as the least stagnation is fatal to the roots. Sandy loam, brokenbrick, old manure and a little leaf soil will be found best. ERANTHEMUM. One of our brightest blue flowers in thegreenhouse during late Winter is Eranthemum pul
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