• Pink Slips

    17th August 2011GeneralStephanie Donaldson

    Pink slips

    Traditionally a dianthus (or pink) cutting is called a slip – possibly because they are pulled from the parent plant and ‘slip’ from the stem.  In the photograph there is the traditional cutting on the left which was pinched out early to encourage a bushy plant, but propagators have found that they get a stronger plant that establishes better by leaving the cutting to develop 7 pairs of leaves (on the right) before the growing tip is pinched out.