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    About how fast will pings root from cuttings?
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    Extremly fast, I had P. wesser [Edit: spelling -- P. 'Weser'] rooting and growing new leaves from a leaf cutting in less than a month.
    Just place them on Sphagnum or wet soil.



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    I would say that it is more accurately described as leaf budding. A leaf with roots would never become a plant unless it also forms a bud or buds which become new apical meristem(s) (new plant(s)).

    Most usually, if the conditions are right, not too wet, nor too dry, and moderately lit, the severed leaves (preferrably with some part of the base of the petiole included) will bud, then grow leaves and roots within a few days to 2 weeks.
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    Hey Pingman, how easy is it to propagate P. primuliflora via leaf cuttings?

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    Hey LLeapordGGecko,

    In my experience P. primuliflora are fairly small and die off often. I've attempted to get leaf cuttings on a number of occasions. If you can pull out a bit of the risome you get success almost 100%. But pull out too much and the mother plant dies. I think I read somewhere that if you bury the tips of some of the leaves they produce plantlets that way.

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    Like zac said, it's much easier when you leave the leaves attached to the mother plant until the little plantlets have their own roots, then cut them free and pot them up in their own pots.
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    Ok, thanks guys.

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    ok thanks for the tips. i have about 5 leaves in pure vermiculite(recomended in "the savage garden") and its not looking very good two of the leaves have turned brownish and considering they are the biggest ones i have lillte hope for rooting... or is there hope is this natural?
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