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    Why I keep dead leaves


    Thats why, the D. madagascariensis leaf I cut off hoping it would bud and it did. The VFT though, was just there old and rotted, didn't expect anything from it.

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    How long does it take for each of those?

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    WOW!

    Talk about a resurrection!

    Did you leave the leaf(s) in moist soil or did they actually dry out first?
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    The Drosera took about 2 weeks to bud, in moist soil right next to the parent plant. The VFT has been there a looooong time over 3 months and just noticed it yesterday, also in moist soil.

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    Cool...last night I transplanted my VFT's and I accidently knocked off a leaf...unfortunatley the leaf didn't detatch close to the rhizome, but I layed it on the soil anyway...hey, you never know what could happen...
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    I wonder if it has to get part of the rhizome or not to root. Would this work on Neps?

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    It probably doesn't need to have a part of the rhizome attached. My guess is that the base of the leaf holds cells that specifically help towards plant growth...so the closer to the base the cut is, the more likely it will be to start a new growth
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    I'm pretty sure that Neps don't root from the leaves; the leaves aren't attached close to the growth meristems like less stemmy plants. I know Drosera and VFTs (plants in the Droseraceae) mostly do. I've also heard that Sarracenia might. And, plants from the Lentibularceae (Utrics, Pings and Genlisea) also reproduce from leaf cuttings - although the 'leaves' might not technically leaves by a botanist's standards. I've never heard of Neps reproducing in any ways but through seed, stem cuttings, and basal cuttings.
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