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Thread: my cephs.. now. (i tried propagating using live lfs)

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    alright.

    i had itchy fingers a few days ago and actually pulled out one of the leaves in the live sphagnum moss..

    tomy surprise, there were roots! but they were only about like an inch long, and white in colour.

    so i removed it and potted it into peat.. hopefully itll continue growing and sprout a grotwh tip for stem formation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malowie View Post
    update - still no signs of leaves striking as of 1 February 2009.

    leaves were inserted into live sphagnum on 2 January 2009.
    My most recent strike occurred on Jan 24, 2009. I placed it in the pot on Sept 24, 2008. While this may be a bit longer than usual, I've learned to not give up for quite a while. One time, even after the original leaf had wilted away, I dug it up and found a cyst-like ball below the surface. Oddly, there were no roots. I put it back in the media and several weeks later, there was a shoot. I think I recall Big Bella having one take quite a while ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    My most recent strike occurred on Jan 24, 2009. I placed it in the pot on Sept 24, 2008. While this may be a bit longer than usual, I've learned to not give up for quite a while. One time, even after the original leaf had wilted away, I dug it up and found a cyst-like ball below the surface. Oddly, there were no roots. I put it back in the media and several weeks later, there was a shoot. I think I recall Big Bella having one take quite a while ....
    The longest wait for a strike I have ever experienced with Cephalotus took over a year. Perhaps there was earlier -- callus -- development below the compost, but it was easily twelve months long before any leaf developed; the shortest strike occurred within three weeks.

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    this is the leaf with roots an inch long i picked out of the LSM. as you can see from the picture i planted it in peat.


    the basket as of 13/2/2009 (friday the 13th hahahaha)

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    My suggestion is O NOT MEDDLE. Leave them alone. Sometimes they can take upto 3 months or so to start signs of upper growth..but as long as the leaf doesn't die to a crisp...its possible that they will form a new plant. I got a 80% strike rate.

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    i found out one struck today!!!!!!


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    its in the middle of the pic.. right in the middle.. the tiny little shoot...

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    Congrats, you'll have plenty of cephs soon.

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