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Not resell it. Okay. You may not sell it in your driveway yard sale. You may not sell it at your school fundraiser, you may not do anything like that with that. You are only allowed to propagate it for yourself. So if you buy a plant like that, and you get seeds or it, it produces runners say it's a patented, you know, strawberry variety or airplane plant whatever that produces runners, you know, it's, it's propagating all the time for you. So how could you not take these cuttings and route them? Right. You're of course. Allowed to do that for yourself. But when you start passing them out, and you start selling them, that's when you're essentially, breaking rules that he's good to know because these loans do pope up quite often, and Goldensohn to on, on drool Ross in with a beautiful looks and then causes confusion. But that's quite clear on as you say, it's if people putting a lot of work into breeding Plum, then there is an argument to say, well, yes, the work should be in some way protected. So those make sense. One thing that one thing that I wanted to ask you about another one of these loan words that I'm not quite sure how pronounce which seen coming up a few times, a Facebook groups for house plans is Indo. Butare. Kassian. You people is is that, right? People saying try using via and I'm thinking I thought that was gonna be. But it does sound like that. Doesn't it rooting home? But now back in the day when I was a young with in the world of how spots bruting home on came in a weed container had like a spiky top on it like a spice top, and it was powder, a need put debriefing cutting into it. And then you, you, you, you went on with you taking your cutting, but things things have moved on a bit since then, I have to say many years ago, I gave up using that stuff because I just came Glisin the things didn't didn't seem to make that much difference, perhaps I was wrong. But now seems to be a whole new generation of rooting hormone products out that do we need to use these beneficial. They worth the money, and what is Indo beautiful beautiful Cassie in the first place. Look good. You did good you set a correctly. So we're all call it. NBA. Hormone it's it's a hormone. That is naturally occurring in plants that stimulates root tissue, the new growth of, of route initials, or those adventitious roots that you see and routes within the main root system. So it's it's a hormone when you are taking cuttings essentially the game is you're in a race to route before you rot. Right. That's always loved. Yeah. Rueful you wrote, I'm going to use. That's always the idea is. It's the race in just sort of having that, as a perspective, I think, helps a lot of beginning propagators, because it often doesn't even occur that, that, oh, this is going to rot. If it doesn't produce, a route within a certain amount of time, then obviously, the plant really can't sustain itself. And so you're in the same goes for seeds to essentially, you know, you have to get them to Germany, before they rob because eventually that's going to happen. So it's really a race to see if you can get that rooting that routing activity to happen fast enough so that, that plant can take off and thrive. So. Oh, what rooting hormones such as IBA or gibberellic acid so G A? You'll see that also included in, in a lot of natural root, stimulators, essentially provides an extra boost of that hormone to that cutting to trigger it to produce roots faster than it normally, would or more densely. So if you are struggling with cuttings, or you're taking sort of semi Woody cuttings cuttings at take longer to route. So there's a bigger potential for rotting before they route may. Tropical houseplants that have slightly Woody stems can be challenging for a lot of people to route because they take a lot longer to route. So there's a more time to make a mistake with that cutting before it can actually route. So using rooting powders they also come in really nice gel forms now. So I do a lot of cuttings in my automate, propagators. I have these Aeroponic propagators that sit on counters, because I am, as most professional horticulturist are incredibly dismissive of all of my plants is survival of the fittest. Right. So I'm forgetful, terrible water. If, if you can't survive on your own, there's a chance that you may not make it at my right? Because I'm busy helping everybody else. So I don't have a lot of time for my own thing. So I use autumn automated propagators to take a lot of cuttings, especially cutting take longer to route because it keeps them properly moist for long periods of time. The Joe that you can use a really handy for that. Because the powder's aren't gonna stick to the cutting, but it can help you root things. More quickly. If you've struggled with it. Now, if you're doing water rooting, you know, where you were taking cuttings in your putting them. It's the type of plant that will successfully water route, and you can put it in water and let it route, then then there's no point in using the rooting hormones. Really? But if you are doing another form of cutting say into some other type of inert, media core some preformed plugs or potting, soil, or out in the garden, even directly into pots than rooting hormones can help you speed up that routing process before that cutting rods, and there are now more organic options, if you don't, like using some of this synthetically produced rooting hormones, so they can be beneficial depending on what you're doing. Good. Glad that we've got cleared up. I guess personally a bit of the school of hard knocks you and I just kind of think, well the. Cussing woods. Or does look. On my really important on more Woody cuttings or citrus roses, Woody your tropical houseplants, you know, things that have tougher stems that take longer to form a Callus before they can create those adventitious roots many cuttings. Have to close up and form a Callus. You'll see that a lot in succulents you know, when you see the recommendations to let your succulent sit out in cure and dry. They need to form a Callus over that exposed cut, whether it be on a stem or leaf and then from that, callous, often is where you will be able to stimulate routes, but that can take some time so for things like citrus plants, I often go ahead and use a rooting hormone because it can take so long for them to produce route. Sometimes that I'll lose half my cuttings before they route. The rooting hormone helps speed up that process and I and I get more successful cuttings. He's the the end of the game released it just get as many as possible out of what you're doing because, hey, we'll we'll need will bounce about three Doug, but friends do we all need more plants than then everybody else needs, more plants, too? So, you know, I think that, you know, propagation is not only a great way to just have a lot. Of very simple, low cost lifelong joy, if you will. Propagating is just so fun. And I think that it's, it's so rewarding, and it's I think a great way for people to have community in share and give gifts. You know, you were talking about grandma's, you know, Christmas cactus. Those plants are very important to people, and, and it's a great way to sort of carry on tradition. Learning to be able to propagate things yourself, and it can be a real sustainable way as well to feed your gardening habit. Right. So I think that there are a lot of a lot of great things that b-actor into doing your own propagation. Not that it stops anybody from buying plants. I just as many plans being so isn't going to stop that. But it certainly can help you stretch your gardening budget in your indoor plant keeping budget significantly as well as yes, be able to share your love of plants with all your friends and family. Thank you Lizzie on gonna go away and propagate some more plants immediately. Thanks so much to Leslie for joining me and hunt that has helped you to get a little bit deeper into the world of plant propagation, details of Leslie's new book, plump, parenting, and all the other stuff that she gets up to is detailed in my show. Notes Jiang, Perron dot com. And if you're a patriot subscriber of five dollars a month or move, and go and listen to an extra leaf number twenty eight in which I took to Leslie about airing what is useful for and how to do it. And then I give it a go on my husband's spin leader, sina plant on a on a it's risky and now it's time the question of the week, which comes through Julie via Twitter. Julie sent me a DM on Twitter to Jane Perron, and she says that she recently spent too much money on a large Calla, lily perfectly erect gorgeous in the garden center on as soon as they go home. It starts to droop. She's on to remove several. Stems and didn't Walter it until it was home for a few days. She sent me a picture of this Kennedy and it's one of the pink flower ones, and it does look like it's a bit tired and emotional. So what can she do about this calorie? Okay. The first thing to say is clear up any confusion about what this plot is Calla lilies. Usually refers to the genus, Zan Todesca, and this is where the confusion starts because some of the members of this genus all holiday, so things like Zonta desk, it Ethiopa that's a haughty Arum lily, which can grow all year round outside is usually grown as a bulk plant would applaud because it does like full of moisture. But then we come to the ten the types of zanthosyn is on these are usually referred to as Calla lilies. And these usually some kind of hybrid between a couple of different species of. Zonta desk. So and they because they've very popular as pope lawns. They have been bread and bread and bread by Breda, so offense vying exactly what the parentage over your calendar is usually quite difficult. But as long as you know that he's one of the ten to types than you'll know how to McCaw through it. So I think this is one of the ten two times a can be uses in the summer outdoors as bedding, but it would need to be taken inside over the wintertime to stay frost free. So these plants assay all those enter desk is our boogie plans. They like a load of moisture. So unlike load of house plans, you really need to keep that moisture around the plants briefs. So Dr essay on my all time favorite house plant expert. He suggests watering this one day Li when it's in flower inside. So keep that Seoul moist but don't it get waterlogged either? So it could go in a tray of water. Every couple of days also. But allow it to drain off. Don't have it's sitting in water indoors. And in needs an awful of light to it will take some direct sunlight, but not all day necessarily may be a west facing window if possible something like that would be ideal. Orna conservatory provided it doesn't get absolutely blasting halt. I think that's probably why Julie's plant has wilted a bit because it's got a bit too dry. It will revive fairly quickly once given some water. But if you keep letting it out like that, and stressing, the plant, and eventually in the plant will fail. Now you could keep this plunk going all year round endorse. But if you want to you can tell the watering towards the autumn, and then photog- will turn yellow and back and then the Reizo the storage organ, under the surface of the soil will just sit there until spring, and then you start Woltring again revive itself. So that's kind of convenient if you want applaud the kind of isn't hanging around looking miserable over the wintertime, because you can stole the right. In it's somewhere out of the way, wait for it to start into growth the game you just gotta remember overseas. Start watching again. Put a note in your diary, so that's helped Julie and show me pictures of yours onto desk is under they come in an amazing rainbow of colors these days. So you've really impressive, and Desio Calla, lily, a tweet me if I'm at Jane Perron, and he'd go to question for on the ledge. Then drop me a line to on the ledge podcast, g mail. Don't come on gonna do acumen. I special in the not too distant future. So get your questions in now that is just about it for this week's show. I'll be back in a week for my parental episode before the hundred episode, I know icon weight either, but we're going to have to wait. So I was she saying? Thank you. Bye. The music in this episode was by the Heff, Deng banjo, Costra dill pickles, and whistling Rufus. And you also heard Jewish woodwinds overthrown, all these tracks lawsuits under creative Commons Sejin Perron dot com for details..