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    Only did 2 of the Titan pings, since the titan only had 5 leaves total. We'll see.

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    The trouble with perlite is that it will turn green very shortly. That and it rises / floats and is kind of messy. I've tried a variety of mixes. One I like is a mix of perlite, egg shells, sand, and crushed coral. Here's one of sand overlaying egg shells:



    This is mostly perlite overlaying LFS:


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    Forgot to take a picture of this one (P. "Yucca Do 1713"), so I went in to do so just now, and noticed...



    3 babies! Not sure if they're gemmae, or if they're strikes from the leaves touching the soil, or if they're stolons, or what. I'm not sure what 1713 (esseriana?) does as far as selfing goes.

    Media is, I believe, peat/perlite, with an emphasis on peat. Not sure if I borrowed the media from the Flytrap Andy sent me or if it's just random "generic CP mix" from my CP media box.

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    They're not gemmae, but plantlets. You can take leaf pullings of them and expand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    They're not gemmae, but plantlets. You can take leaf pullings of them and expand.
    Hm. What happens if I just let them be? Will they eventually get big enough to just take the entire plantlet away and repot?

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    They'll separate on their won, eventually, but they will be abutted against one another.

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    that should be ok, once they get big enough I'll seperate them then They're not bothering the main plant yet.

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    I disagree with the comment that leaf pullings to best with their ends covered. I find that they need light and are best simply placed on the surface uncovered. I would uncover the ends (growth more commonly sprouts from the end that was attached).

    A bit of humidity helps at this stage but that depends on your ambient humidity level. However, I would say that the media you have put the pullings in is so wet that it may promote rot.

    Good luck!

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