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    What issue of the CP newsletter was that article about Sarracenia leaf pullings?

    Who was the author?

    I recall he had success with decumbent plants (S. psittacina, S. purpurea), but less so with upright plants.

    When Mike and I were digging plants at the Covington LA site, we noticed a few examples of small S. alata leaves that had been torn from the rhizome and developed roots.

    I suspect young upright sarracenia leaves can root, or maybe also mature leaves, if they've been cut down.
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    Vol 33 no. 4 December 2004
    Author: Barry Rice
    It seems as though he had the most success with S. purpurea ans psittacina. It also seems he had some luck with rubra subsp. wherryi
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    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102021

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (kahnli @ May 13 2005,11:56)]Vol 33 no. 4 December 2004
    Author: Barry Rice
    It seems as though he had the most success with S. purpurea ans psittacina. It also seems he had some luck with rubra subsp. wherryi
    Yes, I remember that he had luck mostly with the decumbent species.

    I have a suspicion that if took a leaf pulling from an upright species, and cut off the top 2/3 or so of the pitcher, the remaining leaf would have fewer nutrient requirements and may be more likely to root.

    I haven't yet run the experiment, though, but evidence from the field would indicate this may be the case.
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    I took a Sarracenia rubra leaf pulling a couple months ago after cutting 2/3 of the cutting off and it forming roots and the cutting has not even begun showing signs of browning. I think it will be successful [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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