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    drosera pullings / cuttings

    does any1 have any sure fire ways to get a drosera cutting - pulling to take, so far no luck on my behalf, however my pings do great in the same situations... interesting plants we have here!
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    Usually, in most cases, if you get a leaf with the basal part (white), you embed it into moist media, with the rest of the leaf lying flat. Keep it lit and covered and then wait it out. That's no guarantee for all species but that's a general approach.

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    Yep. Ive just recently done this with filiformis. They have no white that I can see so I just snipped the leafs really low (dirt level) and put them in mix and they have all sprouted very easily.
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    D.filiformis ssp. filiformis is REALLY easy to propagate by cuttings/pullings, it almost never fails. I have even made flower stalk cuttings of one species (it's D.venusta-like but I am sure it was mislabelled when I got it as "D.coccicaulis" which seems to be a contested name at best)

    Other species I have had much more variable success rates with

    You might want to try them in a bag on damp LFS or something to keep the humidity fluctuations down to zero
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    Quote Originally Posted by sherkas View Post
    Yep. Ive just recently done this with filiformis. They have no white that I can see so I just snipped the leafs really low (dirt level) and put them in mix and they have all sprouted very easily.

    D. filiformis and D. binata fall at the easiest end of the spectrum. I haven't tried it but have read that you can shop the leavew up into sections (1"?) and sprout them. I just take whole leaves and get multiple growth points.

    This was a leaf cutting that was sentto me:




    This is what I often do with D. binata:



    These were leaf sprouts:



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    I wonder how many times your binata vials have been posted on these forums jimscott...

    How do you handle going from the pure water sprouts to soil? I had success with capensis and VFT pullings in pure water, but I couldn't get them to take to soil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWurm View Post
    I wonder how many times your binata vials have been posted on these forums jimscott...

    How do you handle going from the pure water sprouts to soil? I had success with capensis and VFT pullings in pure water, but I couldn't get them to take to soil.
    A lot! What I do is transfer them to a pot that's in a vessel that is at least as tall as the soil surface and overfill the pot. And then I just let the water evaporate and the cuttings to nestle in. Not a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blokeman View Post
    does any1 have any sure fire ways to get a drosera cutting - pulling to take, so far no luck on my behalf, however my pings do great in the same situations... interesting plants we have here!
    Thanks in advance
    Steven
    What type(s) of Drosera (they're not all the same for propagation)?

    If you haven't seen this thread yet, you might want to check it out. For the 'easy' species, you'll usually get more plantlets with this method (over LFS). For petios - different beast ....
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