Yellow color at the base of cutting

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Betsy
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Yellow color at the base of cutting

Post by Betsy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:07 pm

‎These cuttings were planted just about 2 months ago. The new growth is promising, as well as the roots! I'm just worried about the yellow color at the base and how things they have become. They had been in a sunny enclosed porch for the majority of the time, just moved them outside a week ago because some forums posts had said they get skinny if they don't have enough sun. Any suggestions?
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Armen
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Re: Нellow color at the base of cutting

Post by Armen » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:09 pm

Yellow is because it is in the earth and gets no sun....hence no chlorophyll. My guess about being skinny is, that they can only absorb so much water through that small root system, and it’s sending energy to the pups, as well. When they talk about being thin due to lack of light, it’s because they stretch towards the light. I wouldn’t worry, unless you see pests.
Betsy
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Re: Нellow color at the base of cutting

Post by Betsy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:10 pm

Armen wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:09 pm
Yellow is because it is in the earth and gets no sun....hence no chlorophyll. My guess about being skinny is, that they can only absorb so much water through that small root system, and it’s sending energy to the pups, as well. When they talk about being thin due to lack of light, it’s because they stretch towards the light. I wouldn’t worry, unless you see pests.
I saw some things about having too much organic matter in the soil, and there's a lot of bark in this mix. I just got a shallower pot to transplant them into also. More stones and sand I think will be good for them also. Especially the lophophora I think is getting just a bit too wet.
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Re: Yellow color at the base of cutting

Post by Armen » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:11 pm

Didn’t see the loph...I mix 50% fox farm ocean forest with pumice and worm castings for trichs, and 70% pumice with akadama, zeolite, azomite and worm castings for lophs. Mine are outside so I quit adding organic soil.
Betsy
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Re: Yellow color at the base of cutting

Post by Betsy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:11 pm

So I have store bought palm/cactus/citrus soil, a bag of vermiculite and perlite, sand, pebbles, and a bit of bone meal and blood meal. Is that a good mix for loph?
Armen
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Re: Yellow color at the base of cutting

Post by Armen » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:12 pm

not really. Only about 10% organic and the rest mineral. Not sure about bone and blood meal. Perlite is a substitute for pumice but will float when watered.
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