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    leaf cutting won't root

    all of my drosera leaf cuttings turn red and dry up.
    are they getting too much light?
    i put them on peat/perlite under, but really close to my 40watt t-12 growlights with the rest of my drosera.
    could it be that they are not moist enough?
    Thanks
    o yeah, I did not use a dome/bag humididy is around 50 to 60 %

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    Probably dried up. I would go with water instead of soil, IMO
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    should the water be changed if it gets murky or do i leave it ?

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    I wouldn't see why it would get murky o.o
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    Change the water weekly or as soon as you see algae growth.

    It's probably better to cover your cuttings, but see which works best for you.
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    I'm guessing that you haven't seen this thread. While I still sometimes use LFS (w/ high humidity) to propagate, you get a lot more plants with water propagation. I've used this with D. binata, filiformis, capensis, ascendens, x hybrida (& probably others I'm forgetting).
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    I've had leaves turn brown and then root. It seems like every time you do leaf cuttings, you think you've failed before leaflets suddenly pop up.
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    I often take this approach to leaf cuttings:



    But also do well with this kind of thing:



    Just imagine slightly moist media with seeds sprinkled on top, with the lid closed.

    I also do this for seeds and gemmae:


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