Growth under a leaf from a Valentine's arrangement

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  1. Connie Roskom

    Connie Roskom New Member

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    Hi! Just joined because I ran across this post after researching the strange growth under a leaf cutting in a valentine arrangement my sister gave me. It is very strange because the roses long died but the leaf is still green. It’s been sitting in water for 4 months now so I was looking for roots at the bottom of the stem which I didn’t find but found a couple little growths on the bottom of the leafs! Now I want to see how to keep them alive and maybe plant someday. I can’t find anything on line as what to do with them other than keeping my water clean. Did anyone figure this out? Here is a photo I took of my cute little growth. Thanks for any helpful info.
     

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Welcome to the forums.

    As stated in the referenced post, the growth in the photo is a flower.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    There does seem to be little information online on propagating this plant from cutting. Perhaps the following documents will help:
    I wonder if you have enough plant material for propagation. The documents suggest you need at least one node/bud on the stem. Do you have only one stem to work with? If you have more than one then you could try various methods such as rooting in a peat mix vs. water, applying rooting hormone, and providing bottom heat to the medium.
     

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