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    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
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    heres my reasoning behind the experiment, plants make sugar via photosynthesis, sugar is energy, so the sugar we eat must be like granular energy, right?

    well i took 2 D. adelae leaves, same size. i placed one in a glass of pure water, and the second one in a glass with 3 tsp. of sugar mixed in. it's been several weeks (some of you might remember when i tore my adelae plants apart) and the one in sugar water has about twice as many plantlets, though still small, they are much larger than the one in pure water. both leaves are fully submerged.

    i change the water and sugar water ever other day. they are in the same windowsill side by side.

    hope this works! my experiments of feeding neps sugar inspired this. my next project is feeding drosera and pings granular sugar.

    we'll see!

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    i gotta try that sometime
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    the leaves were also from the same clone, i don't think i mentioned that.

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    oh yeah-

    the leaves in sugar water produced more buds than the leaves on soil and in pure water.

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    shugar is the product of phptosyntheses after all
    that makes no logic

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    I replied on the other forum as well.

    I've been experimenting with this sugar water also. I've had great results using it. I do not use just water though. I place my cuttings on a soil mixture of peat moss, perlite, and LFS. I then mix water, sugar, and fungicide into the mix. I added fungicide to the mix because I was afraid that the sugar water would cause fungus and mold in the soil. I place my leaf cuttings on top the soil and drench the soil. I use regular water after the first soil soaking when watering.
    I first tried this mix after many ceph cuttings that would start to grow roots and then fail. I only got one leaf cutting to ever be successful with plain water. So I got creative last year and tried the sugar / fungicide mix. I have had great results with this and several people now have cephs I used this method by.
    I have not tried it with any other plants yet, mainly because the ceph is my my best plant to easily propogate, and always seems to be in demand for trades. I also have limited room to experiment with other plants.


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    we should be in the books, elgecko! we are pioneers in plant propagation!!

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    Well in theory it could work, never tried it b4...

    Nice find JLAP! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Jason

    Ps. but aren't the plants supposed to be carnivorous? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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