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Supplemental Information

Supplementary File 1

This file contains additional photos of the experimental setup (Figs. S1 & S2), photos of rooting at the end of the experiment (Fig. S3), leaf moisture results (Fig. S4), stem moisture content comparisons (Fig. S5) and an event timeline of the experiment, including watering and rainfall events (Table S1)

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27543v1/supp-1

Additional Information

Competing Interests

Alastair J. Potts is an Academic Editor for PeerJ.

Author Contributions

Mutakusi B Ragimana performed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper.

Alastair J Potts conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, some unpublished data was included in figures for comparison purposes. This is explained in the relevant figure legend.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Additional figures, additional photos of the experiment, and an experimental timeline are provided in supplementary file 1. The raw measurements and meta-data are provided in the supplementary file 2.


This work was supported by the National Research Foundation (No. 91452). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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