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    I've been in an experimentation mode with regard to leaf cuttings / pullings and haven't much success with the Mexican pings and limited success with VFT's. I am also trying D. filiformis and D. binata as leaf cuttings, in a 50 ml centrifuge tube.

    I tried putting a C. follicularis, winter leaf, in substrate, in a baggie. For a full month that leaf neither turned black nor did anything exciting. I then tried it and others in a 50 ml centrifuge tube. The newest leaves haven't done anything, but the original leaf has roots. When and how should I introduce it to the real world of a pot and substrate?

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    I actually saw this creature in person at Jim Scotts place--it's alive! But being a one time Cephalotus owner and killer, I'll pass on my advice. Very [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] Jim
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    once it has leaves, open the bag bit by bit everyday. eventually when it's open, you can pull it down little by little untill it's exposed. i'd grow it in a terrarium though.

    to pot it, scoop out the whole plant with a spoon and plop it into it's new pot. i use 50/50 lfs and perlite.

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    What!! You're ripping about the plant I gave you!!

    Not sure Scott.
    I only have ever done my leaf cuttings by placing them in pots with LFS, peat moss, and sand. They can take a long time to decide if they are going to grow or die.


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    Thanks, guys! Seems as though they need a humid and slow acclimating environment.

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    do you want to grow it in the open or in a terrarium?

    if the terrarium is humid, i'd just pop it in and not worry.

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    I do everything open tray.

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