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    I am going to say no, but that is just a knee jerk reaction. You'll have to wait for someone who knows about dip n grow.

    I haven't found a need to use anything to help them start.
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    Dip 'n Grow can be kind of harsh - it's really more for inducing root growth in stem cuttings and plant parts that don't normally produce roots on their own. I'm not 100% sure it would be bad, but Pings seem to readily bud and root from cuttings so I think it's unnecessary. If you want to increase your yield, try a 15-minute soak in Superthrive before planting the cuttings - that seems to work great for Drosera clones.
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    i will experiment with dip n grow
    tell you guys how it goes

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    Using "Dip 'N Grow®". Sorta like seasoning when you're a cook. If 1/4 teaspoon of salt makes it taste "good". Maybe a cup would make it taste better?

    A more accurate description would be:
    1) Dip 'N Grow® is a combination of synthetic auxins (root inducing hormones), not a kinetin (bud inducing hormone). Formulated for use on stem cuttings to induce rooting on stems (plant parts that already have buds).
    2) Since auxins are antagonists of kinetin, you might experience a failure to induce budding, hence plant formation from leaf cuttings.
    3) Dip 'N Grow® active ingredients are in a 66% alcohol (Isopropyl and Ethanol) base, even diluted 20x per label directions for "succulents", the alcohol might be too harsh for Pinguicula leaves.

    Anyway: please let us know how it goes. Perhaps it will be a positive experience despite my expectations to the contrary.

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    I do have the product, Dip 'N Grow®. I use it with woody cuttings. I've never had any problems starting plants from Pinguicula leaves, so the thought of using anything to hasten a process that normally only takes a week or two, seems like overthinking the process.



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    I'm interested in Ping's now. Very easy and interesting to propagate.

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    Welcome aboard the Pinguicula express.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 11-07-2010 at 01:01 PM.
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    Pings are great. I think it takes a while for people new into CPs to come to appreciate them, but once you've had a few, you're usually hooked.
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    huh, guess I am backasswards then..
    I took an interest in Pinguicula and Utricularia first, and am only now getting the itch for Drosera.
    \"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.\"
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