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The Potato Method...does it work for more than roses?

 
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Hi to all,

I think the "Grow a rose in a potato" method is pretty well known, but is there some special relationship between rose and potato or can the "potato method" be used for all kinds of plant propagation? Also I
have heard of Aloe juice fresh from the plant as a mild hormone growth agent, but havent been able to confirm that.   Anybody familiar with plant propagation with potatoes and Aloe as a rooting/hormone agent?
Thanks..M
 
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I'm pretty sure it's a clickbait myth. I cannot see how it would work at all, all you will get is a dead stick of rose or if lucky it may root from further up, but either way you'll have a tiny rose trying to fight a massive potato plant.
Note that none of the videos actually show it working.
Stick a cut flower into a potato and you will find it wilts almost instantly the potato won't give up the water it contains magically to the flower, neither will a potato decompose at all in the time the rose would take to root.



A video on why it won't work, read the description for a bit of science, and the comments for a lot of people trying to defend the method without actually having done it.
 
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Well I certainly thank you for that as I was about to try it.  I literally pulled up 15 sites mentioning it this morning.  What's up with the proliferation of fake science? (Sigh.) Much appreciated.  M
 
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