i wondered if a plant wound can be expedited to callous
My idea involves using a torch to sear the wound end similar to using a torch to make a creme Brule crust on a dessert. The other idea would be to sear it using a flat cut wound and a hot metal surface to cauterize the wound. My concern is that with fall rain and temps it will take too long and risk of infection is escalated. Could this practice be used with pulmaria cuttings??? Lastly, my jade cuttings are 3ft with 4-8in stalks, should they be made smaller? thanks, john webster
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I recommend that you don't cauterize the plant wound.The heat will cause damage to the surrounding tissue where the callus formation originates and with the heat treatment you will cause a setback not an expediting of the wound closure.
Yes, your jade cuttings could be smaller.