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    P. primuliflora from a leaf pull?

    I was plucking old, dead leaves from a plant and accidentally pulled a live one from the base. For the lark of it I placed it in media, expecting it to rot with a couple days. A week has gone by and the leaf is still green. So perhaps it may actually produce a new plant, like a Mexican butterwort.

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    I think all butterworts can reproduce from leaf-cuttings, except for P. villosa and P. lusitanica because the leaves are too small.
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    We'll see what happens. The leaf is still green and I wasn't expecting that.

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    Exciting!

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    I think P. primuliflora is specifically viable for leaf cuttings. I believe I remember reading that in SG.
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    And to think I've been depending upon plantlets from the leaves all this time. I guess I'll know by December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    And to think I've been depending upon plantlets from the leaves all this time. I guess I'll know by December.
    Good luck with it. P. primuliflora still confounds me.
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