Stem rot?

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Post by Machine Elf » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:11 pm

Hello!

My first post on the forum, though I have been lurking for a while...

SWIM recieved his salvia divinorum plant in December. When it arrived many of the leaves had already fallen off and if he remembers correctly, one of the stems had fallen off as well. One of the stems has been rotting for a few weeks. SWIM cut below the rot,but now the rot has set in again. What should SWIM do?
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Post by keeper of toast » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:29 am

hmmm i would prolly cut that whole branch off. make sure the knife you are using is sterilized (methanol alcohol). you can also put melted candle wax on the cut to keep it sealed once cut

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Post by Machine Elf » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:00 pm

Well SWIM cut at the bottom node (didn't have methanol alcohol so he sterilized the knife with a flame...) and put some melted candle wax to seal it. Today the wax lifted off and the rot continues. Any more suggestions?

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Post by keeper of toast » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:03 pm

dang that stem rot is a tough thing to fight. is it on the main stem now?

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Post by Machine Elf » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:03 pm

Not yet, its on the bottom node below where he cut. Would trying again right at the bottom by the main stem be a good idea?

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Post by crazydewman » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:05 pm

thats not rot

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Post by Machine Elf » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:06 pm

crazydewman wrote:thats not rot
Then what is it?

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Post by keeper of toast » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:37 pm

Has it progreessed further? Because I mean, im not expert but I had that on a few cuttings and had to cut a few nodes up to save the cuttings.

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Post by Machine Elf » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:27 pm

It's almost down the the main stem. I want to have the best possible solution before cutting again.

Here's what it looks like now....
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Post by crazydewman » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:47 pm

rot = soft, squishy, nasty

senescence = dry, brown

stems that are cut will die back down to the growing nodes
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