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    hello,
    first off: can a cutting be taken at any age?
    second: do you have better success with water or soil?
    third: should a leaf be cut off or pulled off?
    and last:can the conditions be the same as the mother plant?
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    Alex, which plants are you contemplating taking cuttings? I find that D. binata and filiformis are the easiest to propogate by taking leaf cuttings. I have done soil and water and they sprout equally as well. The only caveat I have about water is the transition from water to soil, thereafter. It can be done; it just requires a bit of acclimating, whereas if started in soil, it doesn't need to be transplanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (glider14 @ Feb. 25 2006,6:09)]hello,
    first off: can a cutting be taken at any age?
    second: do you have better success with water or soil?
    third: should a leaf be cut off or pulled off?
    and last:can the conditions be the same as the mother plant?
    thanks you all
    alex
    1. Yes.
    2. IME water.
    3. For me, cuttings work better if I pull them off.
    4. Yes, they will do better if the conditions are close to the parents conditions.
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    jimscott: they are D. Capensis and D. Adaele
    thanks to both of you
    alex
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    1.Depends on the sundew, with something like D.spatulata you can do it anything because they only make one plantlet per leaf. With a sundew like D.filiformis or capensis, it's best to let it age a bit, because the longer the leaf is, the more plantlets it will produce.
    2.I never had success with soil. I use water. Only cp I had success with was my ping.
    3.Either way
    4.I put mine by the windowsill, I can never get a cutting to work when left outside.

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    D. capensis is bomb proof.. use a leaf, a root, a flower stalk, whatever. Let it flower and it will drown you with seeds.

    For D. adelae, root cuttings are by far the fastest and easiest. In fact that plant will start producing plants from its roots all by itself in notime at all.

    6 months ago I yanked out this plant, ripped it apart into 10 divisions and saved 1 single plant for myself. As you can see, its ready to divide again all on its own.







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    ahhh im soo jealous my adaele is funky looking...IT FINALLY HAS RED TIPPED TENTECALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!! but the leaves went from lance shaped to round shaped once it started to grow. i just pulled someleaves and i think i hurt it......the stem sorta split...will it be ok? hey i might be lucky another growth point could come out of it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    Aha but Capensis can fall...rot it was terrible for me. i tried to do root cuttings but there were none!!!
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    ok i just looked at two Capensis leaves(cutting taken a couple of weeks ago) and they have small red dots all along the petioles. new growth? BTW these are growing in pure vermiculite,
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