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    thnx alot seedjar u made my day (: This seems to be the fastest for sure and cool that it can be more nodes iff i cut like u did say.

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    I understand the flower stalk can be used as well. I recently cut one of mine into 1 - 1 1/2" pieces and stuck them in some mix. Let's see what happens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeno View Post
    thnx alot seedjar u made my day (: This seems to be the fastest for sure and cool that it can be more nodes iff i cut like u did say.
    Strictly speaking, you'll get more plants from a single round of successful root or leaf cuttings. But stem cuttings mature more quickly (or, basically, are mature as soon as they recover from the shock of being cut.) For me, it's much easier to wait until my plants all have air roots, make cuttings of everything, and double/triple my stock with a day's work repotting than it is to wait several weeks for cuttings to bud and then nurse the clones to adulthood. With stem cuttings, you essentially get two slightly weakened plants of the same maturity as the one you started with. If your plants are already mature and healthy, and your conditions are good, stem cuttings are simpler and faster than other methods.
    If you're going to be repotting anyways, by all means, try root cuttings. They're almost as good as stem cuttings, but you have to uproot your plant to get them, which I think is a pain. Sometimes, if I have one really mature plant that doesn't seem to be putting out new nodes, I'll make lazy root cuttings by taking a butter knife and plunging it into the media a few times an inch or two from the base of the plant. The injured roots usually send up new stems. But I always trim the roots when repotting and use the scraps for root cuttings, because they're just that easy. Cloning from leaves takes more work. It's definitely a skill worth developing, but it takes longer, is touchier, and what you get are essentially especially-vigorous seedling-sized plants.
    If your plant is healthy and producing air-roots like I mentioned, stem cuttings might not be a bad idea. But don't do it unless you're sure that your conditions are good; with an albino capensis, you can't necessarily tell if your lighting is bright because the plants don't redden up in high light. If you're uncertain of your conditions or your plant is still young, leaf cuttings might be a better way to go. Making a mistake with a stem cutting can mean killing both the cutting and the mother plant; leaves are much easier to come by. At this point, you have time to experiment, but few plants to spare. For me, I've got entire rooms full of plants to look after, so I don't have time to deal with nursing leaf cuttings. But if you're patient and attentive with it, it would probably be a good experience for you.
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    Hi again really nice info. all other my drosera turns red in under my lights so i guess it should be ok for my albino capensis also then. So this steam cutting might be alot faster then. And Im also starting to get alot off plants since I cant get enough off them hehe.. Did move some trays out for starting dormancy kinda nice to get ridd fo them for a while hehe.. Btw maby u could post a pic off your plant room seedjar (:

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    Xeno,
    You've gotten a bunch of good advice above.

    For fun & to get lots of plants, check out this thread. This method works for many of the dews. Once you get comfortable going through the process, it's crazy how easy it is and how many plants you can get. To save space, I now usually use test tubes of water since I can line them up on my windowsill (I have eleven tubes up there right now).
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    If you keep it alive for 6-12 months it will probably flower on you and you'll have plenty of plants from seed.

    Otherwise root cuttings work best for this species. Typically any Drosera with long thick roots will propagate readily from root cuttings. Healthy root should be blackish with white tips. Take about 2 inch pieces and plant them horizontally under no more than 1/2 inch of media in a covered pot (or sealed in a plastic bag).
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    what he said


    ive gotten fully mature flowering plants within 4 months doing root cuttings.

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    Im gonna write these nice tips and hints down for later use also. I really appreciate all help you guyes give me it sure helps alot.

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