How To Propagate Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma?

Written by Ivy

Dec 28 2021

How To Propagate Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma?
We can propagate Rhaphidophora tetrasperma in water and though Rhaphidophora tetrasperm seeds. Among them, sowing propagation is to take out the seeds of rhaphidophora tetrasperma after they are mature, soak them in warm water for 10 hours to promote germination, sow them into the soil by on-demand method, and then cover a layer of film. Cutting is to cut branches with a length of about 20-25cm in spring and autumn, trim the bottom leaves and insert them into the matrix. Rhaphidophora tetrasperma ramet is to cut off the side branches next to the mother plant in summer and autumn and plant it. Let's look at the specific steps of propagating rhaphidophora tetrasperma.

Can You Propagate Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma in Water?

  • Select Suitable Plants
We can Propagate rhaphidophora tetrasperma in Water. First, we need to select a rhaphidophora tetrasperma with appropriate size. Rhaphidophora tetrasperma needs to select soil cultured plants, take it out of the soil, wash the roots and try not to hurt the roots.
Then we can cut off all the fibrous roots around rhaphidophora tetrasperma, and do not cut off the main root in the middle. Then soak the root of rhaphidophora tetrasperma with very dilute potassium permanganate solution for about 10 minutes to disinfect its root.
How To Propagate Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma
  • Roots are Immersed in Two-Thirds of the Water
The container of rhaphidophora tetrasperma, we need to choose a thick key, otherwise it won't be stable. Fill the glass container with appropriate clean water so that two-thirds of the roots of rhaphidophora tetrasperma are immersed in water and the rest are exposed to the air. We also need to check the roots from time to time and change the water once a week. When there are enough aquatic roots in the roots of rhaphidophora tetrasperma, the hydroponic culture is successful, and then replace the hydroponic substrate with nutrient solution.
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  • Spray Water on the Blades
Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma love water, not only the bottle should have water, but also spray water to its leaves, and also spray moisture around the air, which is conducive to the Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma leaves green, conducive to its growth.
  • Astigmatism Curing is the Most Suitable
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is suitable for indoor indirect light. If there is no sunshine in winter for a long time, it can be artificially supplemented to provide light. It's hot in summer. We'd better move rhaphidophora tetrasperma to the air-conditioned room to cool down. In winter, pay attention to keep it warm. The ambient temperature can't be lower than 10 ℃.
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  • Change the Water Regularly to Avoid Root Rot
During hydroponic culture, the water should be changed regularly to ensure that there is sufficient oxygen in the water for the respiration of rhaphidophora tetrasperma. If there is not enough oxygen, it is easy to rot.
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Propagating Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma By Seeds

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma blooms in summer and bears seeds after flowering. If we want to propagate rhaphidophora tetrasperma by sowing, the seeds should be collected by ourselves. When flowering every year, artificial pollination: pollination twice at 9 ~ 10 a.m. and 3 ~ 4 p.m. this method has a high success rate.
It takes 15 months from pollination to ripening of rhaphidophora tetrasperma seeds, and it takes a long time to wait patiently. In the stage of seed development, pay attention to ensure good ventilation, strengthen water and fertilizer management, and promote fruiting and plumpness.
How To Propagate Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma
  • Seed Soaking Disinfection
After a long wait of 15 months, we can collect rhaphidophora tetrasperma seeds. We need to select full seeds, soak them in 40 ℃ warm water for 10 hours, and take them out for standby. We will need to disinfect the soil sown, expose it to the sun or irrigate it with disinfectant.
  • Sow
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma has large seeds, which can be sown on demand with an interval of 2 ~ 3 cm.
After sowing, the temperature shall be controlled at 20 ~ 25 ℃, covered with a layer of plastic film and maintained at a humidity of more than 80%. It can germinate in 20 ~ 25 days. After rhaphidophora tetrasperma grows leaflets, it can be planted in pots.
Propagating Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma By Cuttings
  • Time Choose
Stem node cutting can be used in spring and autumn, and the cutting effect is the best from April to may in spring and September to October in autumn.
We can select the current year side branches with full stems and strong growth, with a length of 20 ~ 25 cm. Cut off the basal leaves, retain the upper leaflets, trim the air roots, and retain the shorter part, which is conducive to absorbing water and promoting hair roots. The soil for cutting shall be mixed with coarse sand, peat or rotten leaf soil. Insert the prepared branches into the soil, control the temperature at 25 ~ 27 ℃ and high air humidity, and take root 1 month after planting. After cutting and rooting, axillary buds on stem nodes begin to sprout. At this time, we should strengthen maintenance. In order to promote the growth of seedlings, keep the room temperature at 10 ℃ and strengthen the management of water and fertilizer.