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    What is the white thing on the cuttings?
    The roots are coming on the top tip of the cutting. what should I do?
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  • #2
    Looks to me like you have it in there upside down. I'd turn it over and get those roots in some well-draining medium in a clear cup so you can monitor their progress.
    Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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    • #3
      Can you get a closeup of one of the nodes please? I agree with Bryant--looks upside down. You might have buds trying to break through the growing medium on the bottom!
      Zone 7a in Virginia

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      • #4
        It looks like it has been kept too moist too much humidity and roots are shooting out every where

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          • #6
            They don't look like roots to me. The cutting is not upside down. You can see the node coming up in the first photo

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            • AscPete
              AscPete commented
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              Yes, the cutting appears to be right side up with the plug (cube) on the basal end.
              The white spots are callus formation that may differentiate into roots...

          • #7
            Possibly could be root primordium. I don't think you need to be concerned with it.
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            • #8
              It may or may not be upside down, a closeup of the petiole scar (leaf scar) will tell. The bottom of the scar is rounded and faces down, its been described as a smile the lower lip, rounded part faces down. Roots will form in air if the ambient temperature and humidity are optimal. I agree with Dave that the ambient conditions may be too moist.

              The white parts are either swollen lenticles and or callus formation.
              Fluffy white stuff is usually an indication of swollen lenticels and develop within days in excessively wet conditions.
              Hard white (tan to brown) are usually callus formation, growth from the cambium layer often formed at cracks in the bark, scores, cut ends or at lenticels.
              Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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              • #9
                It also looks really wet to me. Looks like a root riot cube, how were you rooting these??

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                • #10
                  If I was betting man I say you use too strong dip and grow mix ratio and tis all initials. And is 100% upside down.
                  Cut in half now you have 2 tree😬

                  You may of just came up with great idea!
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                  • #11
                    I see roots in the potting mix and roots on the top. Out of curiosity, can this cutting be cut in half and the top half potted as a second cutting? Would it work?
                    Edward - Edgewater, Florida (Zone 9b)
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                    • AscPete
                      AscPete commented
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                      Yes, if the cutting still has enough reserves to grow shoots.
                      Its also possible to plant it horizontal then separate the nodes / shoots (individual plants) after they grow out.

                  • #12
                    Won't known unless you try.... Why waste good look roots.... Remember post fico grown under bridge in Italia ?
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                    • #13
                      My thought was similar to Taverna's. It looks like the top of the cutting (wrong end) was dipped into rooting hormone.
                      Steve
                      D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
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                      • #14
                        I would cut it in half. Maybe leaving more nodes on the bottom as the top node looks pretty good. Plant the bottom right side up and the top sideways with that node up.
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                        • #15
                          I think would be very crazy to see you cut in half and have both grown successfully! The leaf will turn to the light on upside down tree. But maybe you will have the only living fruiting upside down Fig tree!
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                          • #16
                            Originally posted by Dave View Post
                            It looks like it has been kept too moist too much humidity and roots are shooting out every where

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                            • #17
                              At first glance I thought for sure it was upside down, but now I do see the shoot (along with that smiley face as Pete describes) upon closer inspection.. I also agree with Mike that perhaps you used a stronger dilution of dip & grow that accidently spread upwards towards the top end & found its way into a crack up there perhaps? Its funny that you are asking about this because over the last week or so a number of my cuttings are showing the same white growths all over the cuttings much like yours.. I'll try to add some pics to compare them with yours in a bit. Glad you posted this because I was a bit concerned myself.. I know I used a 10:1 dip & grow solution on my most recent batch.. Perhaps I should have used 15:1 or even 20:1 looking back on it.. They were thick cuttings though, so that was my reasoning behind the 10:1 ratio choice to begin with..At least I can say Im always learning something new right? Lol!
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                              • #18
                                Are you using a cloning setup with a dome? If so it could be too wet down below and just about right up top.
                                Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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                                • #19
                                  Is this the same type thing on a smaller scale perhaps? There were more yesterday but I moved the cutting into a different bag with less moisture
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                                  • #20
                                    buntl take a look at this http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox....ttings-6166861


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                                    • #21
                                      If it were mine I'd cut it on the dotted line and plant it roots down to see what happens

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                                      • Jamie0507
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                                        I agree with you Dave, maybe even laying it sideways in the pot with the bud pointed upwards & close to the surface of soil, but still ensuring the roots are covered for the most part?

                                      • Dave
                                        Dave commented
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                                        Jaime excellent idea I think laying it down is a much better choice I give you an A+

                                      • Jamie0507
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                                        An A+??! AWESOME!!!!!! Lol!!! 😁

                                    • #22
                                      I have killed few of my rooted cuttings. May be over watering.

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                                      • Taverna78
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                                        Culli!!!!! You have fig now????

                                      • WillsC
                                        WillsC commented
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                                        Water is the enemy. If the mix is to the point that you think there is no way this is moist enough.it is probably still just a bit too wet

                                    • #23
                                      My apologies. I think my iPhone mess up. Although I take screen shot of error. Maybe is a sign of good luck to you
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