Too mach water in soil

David Deutsch (Gondwana Gardens) gondwana at
Thu Nov 20 01:47:58 EST 1997

George Tryfon wrote:
> Please could you explain to me why the followint thinks affect diferently
> the plant.
> If I have a cutting of a plant inside a cup of water for a long period, it
> starts to develop roots, but if I have the same cutting in a very wet soil,
> it starts to go rotten.
> Why this difference?
> Thak you in advance
> George Tryfon
> george at

This is a very good question. I'd be curious to hear what people have to
say. However, not every plant gets roots when you put it in water...only
a few do this...and they tend to be the easiest to root.

David Deutsch

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