Top Questions About Chuparosa Shrub

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Questions About Chuparosa Shrub

Asked by
Emily Martell on
February 18, 2016

Q. Cloning Justica californica from stem cuttings

We are a nature education center trying to propagate Chuparosa from stem cuttings. We currently cut the stems about 3-4 inches high, remove all but the terminal leaves, dip the freshly cut stems in rooting hormone, place the cuttings in cells with potting soil, and put them inside a small terrarium (21.2 x 11 x 9.5 inches) with a heat pad underneath (set to 70 degrees). We have tried keeping them humid as well as a little drier, but are still struggling to get them to root before rotting.

Should we let the cutting “heal” for a day or two before we place it in rooting hormone? Do you think they may be too humid? Should we cut them taller than 3-4 inches? We also plan to start using a greenhouse during the rooting process, so they will only be in our terrariums for a few days. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 19, 2016

Use a half soil/half sand mixture for the cuttings.
Place the cutting in a moderate sun location. Early spring or late summer is the best time to take the soft cuttings.

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Asked by
Deb.denton4 on
July 8, 2017

Q. Where can I buy a Chuparosa bush?

Info on buying a Chuparosa bush

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 10, 2017

Do a Google search for plants.
You can also look on Ebay or Etsy, they can often be a good source for more unusual plants.

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Asked by
Lindanellt on
July 22, 2017

Q. Chuparosa plant

Live in north S ottsdale, Az. When should I prune my Chuparosa plants? It is July and they look pretty sprawling and we would like to try and shape with more branches for a fuller look.
Thank you

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 24, 2017

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