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    Leaf pull success stories....

    This topic comes up now and again... propagation of Sarracenia from leaves. If I remember correctly, several folks have gotten the upright types (flavas, leucos, etc.) to root, and look like they will continue to develop. However, I have not heard reports back if any of these ever produced plants? Any success stories out there?
    I guess I should really try it myself and see what happens.

    Also, I believe this method has been used successfully for S. rosea, correct?

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    Sure see this post (and thread) over on the ICPS board.

    As for me, a couple months ago while trimming off last years pitchers from my S. rubra ssp gulfensis I unintentionally pulled a small pitcher off with a tiny sliver of rhizome. I "planted" it in live Sphagnum, bottom third of the leaf. I looked at it the other day. This is what it looks like today (leaf is 2.5-3.0 inches long):


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    As I mentioned in the ICPS forum post NaN linked, for my experiment, the jury is still out. The plants in the post have developed extensive root systems - some as large as 6-10" with many branches. However, none have yet sprouted any new pitchers... They've all been potted up and I await new growth .... I'll provide updates as things develop...
    Quote Originally Posted by Woodnative View Post
    Also, I believe this method has been used successfully for S. rosea, correct?
    IIRC from Barry's CPN article, he had success with the prostrate Sarrs and either none or close to none w/ the erect ones.

    If you have valued pups or psits, there is almost nothing to lose using this method to provide some backup. My purp/psit 'pullings' were taken very late in the season and kept under lights all winter - probably not the ideal time & conditions for success. Yet a large percent of the pitchers developed significant root systems (& hopefully more to come).

    There is also a post in the same thread or one nearby on the ICPS forums about pulling old pitcher bases off the rhizome to stimulate new growth points...
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    I pulled off a minor pitcher today because of mealy bug, crushed all the mealys, and cut the pitcher in half, trying to get the minor to root.
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    It's possible. I had planted a torn off pitcher after shipping and it rooted, but, I believe it died. However, it has been over a year since I had any CPs so my judgment is poor at best.
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