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    D. adelae Runners [PICS]

    Now I know these guys come from roots of the mama plant. I got two from Lowe's, killed the mamas, and just transplanted lots of babies today.

    But when I was digging into the soil, I saw plants growing off a mama leaf?! Is this common?













    By the way, I'm not too sure they're going to survive after the repot. I couldn't even find any roots!
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    Plantlets from leaf cuttings is common with many Drosera species.

    Just "plant" the leaf with the plantlets connected. They will eventually form roots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Plantlets from leaf cuttings is common with many Drosera species.

    Just "plant" the leaf with the plantlets connected. They will eventually form roots.
    Wow. When I read about leaf cuttings for propagating new plants, I always thought roots grew out of the leaf and then plants grew from the roots. This is nuts! Plants are the man.
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    Those will also grow out of pot drain holes underwater! Leaf cuttings grow easily too.
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    It looks like there is a root in the first photo.

    Sometimes they form roots before the leaf shrivels up, sometimes they don't. If the plantlet forms a root and there is still a significant amount of green leaf left with other plantlets you can carefully remove the rooted plantlet to pot up.

    Survivability naturally is greater when they are rooted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    It looks like there is a root in the first photo.

    Sometimes they form roots before the leaf shrivels up, sometimes they don't. If the plantlet forms a root and there is still a significant amount of green leaf left with other plantlets you can carefully remove the rooted plantlet to pot up.

    Survivability naturally is greater when they are rooted.
    Heck. Maybe I should have waited before repotting. None of them are showing any signs of dying yet, though.
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