Cuttings in water

I discovered the wonders of Coleus and how easy it is to root cuttings simply by placing them in a glass of water for 2-3 weeks and giving them a regular misting.
Are there any other (rewarding) plants that will root as easily and rapidly as Coleus does?
Thank you.
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Just about anything with a square stem, which includes most of the mint plants, and I collect and propagate brugmansia, so they too propagate well in water. Many houseplants will, also. Particularly philadendron. Keep in mind that roots develop differently in water. Soil rooted cuttings develop root hairs which are much more prevalent, than those roots which are developed in water. Plants may have roots, but will still wilt when planted up in potting mix. Keep them out of the full sun for a few weeks, most coleus does not do well in full sun. There are some which are fine in full sun. Not many, though.
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That's interesting....."anything with a square stem".
I'll have to keep my eye out for that.
I love Coleus and that's something I didn't realize, that they do so well in partial sun. I had a couple of a deep red variety that I had in full sun during the summer (they seemed to be ok with it), but I moved them inside for the winter and have been taking cuttings here and there.....really easy to get new plants going. (I never knew).
When I had them inside, they were getting partial sun and doing really well.....I wonder if they could even handle a dim light inside situation? (Just through the winter?)
Does the color matter as to what varieties do better in lower light? Mine are a very deep burgundy red.
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I have a few coleus that I have had a few years now. One is a dark green/red another bright green/white/fusia and a solid yellow (loves the sun) It almost gets white by the time fall comes around when put outside. I have the main plants as we speak in my room (north window). It gets ok light in the winter but not direct by any means. They are very very leggy by this time of year. I just let them get leggy. A few days ago I took a bunch of cuttings getting ready for spring. I always have rooted my coleus in water for years and have had no problems and around a 98% success rate. I lose more when hardening them off outside than I do with the actual rooting and replanting. If you have a south facing window that gets full winter sun you should have hardly any probs at all. Just keep an eye on your plants and they will tell you what they need.
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wrote:

Dang, I must have missed a post or two as I didn't see from which this reference to "square stems" came.
I'm guessing.. as I'd heard.. anything with a square stem is related to the mint family?? Which must be big, because sage has a square stem too..and coleus..of course cat MINT, and cat NIP, and monarda ..etc etc.
So did I guess close??? ;-)
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The "square stem" remark came out of left field from someone calling themselves an "escapee". (How appropriate!) The remark isn't true at all.
BTW, square stems aren't limited to the mint family (Lamiaceae) and not all the plants in that family have square stems either.

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It's me, Victoria ya dope ya!

I never said they did. But I'm on my way right now to fashizzle my nizzle. I'm hurt, cut to the bone!
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 13:46:56 GMT, escapee

dammit, am I going to have to learn how to understand this gibberish? I feel so foolish trying to get hip when I so clearly am not. Up to now it hasn't mattered.
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 14:37:42 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@FUaroma-FUmassage.com (Babberney) opined:

When you get old, always watch young TV, like MTV or VH-1 or any of the other idiotic stuff going on and BOOM, you're hip. However, never go Sophia Coppala (sp?) because that would be way too HIP for the room.
"Can ya dig it, I knew thatchya could"
-John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.
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On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 13:47:15 GMT, escapee

I do that, actually, up to a point (one big sticking point is my lack of cable TV). And I still tune out Snoop talk, just as I tune out the "ubby-bubby" language on PBS' Zoom. Some things are too annoying to learn, even if that dooms me to fogeydom.
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On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 19:23:15 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@FUaroma-FUmassage.com (Babberney) opined:

Oh, well, I watch Teletubbies to relax, so no fogeydom in my future. I also maintain a level of awareness of what is going on in the world with the illustrious youth of the day. Quite different than us hippies from the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s.
All we did was get the clap, syphilis, and crabs. Now, there's the potential to die or become sterile from chlymidia (?). Yeah, I like to know all the dope.
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escapee wrote:

Hey V: what are you escapeeeng from? (to? [with?])
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Cyber stalker. Pain in my ass that he is. I always sign with a V or v so you will know it's me.
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Yes, you did.
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"Just about anything with a square stem.." Absolutely untrue. There many plants in the mint family (Lamiaceae) that will not root in water.
Brugsmania don't have square stems.
BTW, its spelled "Philodendron", dude, and they don't have square stems either.
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Dude, I said "just about..." not EVERY. Brugmansia had an "also" associated with it in the sentence, and, and, and that's it!
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wrote:

Lots of houseplants will root in water--even cactus. But, you will get a much stronger root system (and plant) if you use vermiculite or other medium. This provides some air to reach the roots and the roots won't clump together as when removed from water. Wandering Jew probably roots faster than coleus.
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Don't try rooting cactus nor other succulents in water. Many will rot long before they root. Rooting in moist sand is the most successful method.

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