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By Apollyon
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Don't know. Cuttings and young plants typically do better on the warmer side of their "ideal" range. As long as it doesn't continue to drop you should be ok. I strike cuttings in a range closer to 25 degrees and the drops are around 22. The heat from the light generally brings it up that high and I live in a much hotter area. Consider leaving the mat on around the clock, they should strike in a couple of weeks. I do it differently though. I cut parts and stick them in test tubes of distilled water like some freaky lab experiment. I keep my test tube rack under lights and it does fine.
By Wood1988
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Thats a good idea, but I have my heat mat set on the same timer as my lights (so its switched on for 14 hours a day) as I am trying to save as much money on electricity bills as possible.

I have also noticed a red/purple growth in one of the root cuttings and I am puzzled as to what it is. Could it be a new plant (not convinced as there are no other roots emerging from the segment) and it has remained the same size for more than three weeks?

Cheers.
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By Apollyon
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Can't really see it but if it's coming from the root then it is propagating itself. It uses the main root as it's source for a time. It doesn't throw down roots immediately. They also do take a while to get going. Just keep doing what you're doing. It appears to be working.
By Wood1988
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Well, believe it or not I have what appears to be a plantlet (it's just a green bump at the moment) emerging from one of my root cuttings. This is kind of predictable because the root already has smaller roots branching off the thicker section, which I planted directly in the media in a spare pot.

Here is a photo of the plantlet, sorry the colours aren't very good (I have ringed the subject in green to make it easier to spot).
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