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August 22, 2021 - One of these cuttings is doing something unusual. It has just started putting up two new stems from below ground level. These are visible in the photo below. They only appeared the other day, well after the cutting had struck and developed into a small plant.
One of the cuttings shown below, but now after 10 weeks. FIrst bloom is out. The rest will be debudded to give the plant more time to establish, but I wanted to see how the first one looked. Scent is light but pleasant. Scent may strengthen once the plant is more established.
Added two more shots, of the same bloom later in the day. First shot was taken around 8 am. Second and third shots around 4 pm.
Seems to be easy to grow from cuttings. Photo shows two cuttings, 8 weeks after they were cut.
These were started in the Resealable Bag of Death, sans fungicide, and managed to survive that (although one of the original three did succumb). The two survivors were transferred to 130 mm (5 in) pots after 6 weeks.
March 21, 2021: Seems to be pretty reliable from cuttings. Had good root development after 5 weeks. New foliage can take a bit longer. Expecting a 2 out of 3 success rate at this stage. Might even get 3 out of 3.
Update: April 17, 2021 - Second photo shows the same cuttings 64 days from bagging (ie: 24 days after the first photo).
Update: August 10, 2021 - Ended up getting 3 healthy plants from the 3 cuttings. They seem to be strong growers. However, they also seem to be exceptionally susceptible to mildew at this age, when compared to other Teas grown from cuttings at the same time.