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    D. graomogolensis Leaf Cutting Success!

    Just finished up finals Friday, so I finally found a bit of time to post this...

    After waiting a year for my D. graomogolensis to size up, I’m finally able to report success with leaf cuttings. This has been done before by several others before, but I'm the only one so far who has had nothing better to do than to document the entire process, so I hope you enjoy the pictures I’ve taken over the course of the last 3 months:

    This is (backside of) the leaf that I will be documenting:
    2/21/10

    It was one of the newest leaves on the plant when I cut it off

    This leaf cutting trial also ended up testing how much heat the leaf cuttings can handle.
    In the place I lived, there were no controls for the heat, so combined with the heat from the fixture I used (with really crappy bulbs) the temps were around 85-90 F most of the time. Once the lights shut off, the room temp was still around 75-80 degrees F. Somehow, the leaves didn’t decay at all…
    After about a month and a half, I finally saw the first growth!
    4/2/10

    http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/g...ngs/4-2-10.JPG

    4/16/10

    http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/g...af_cutting.JPG

    At this point, I finally found some free time to pot them up in waterlogged NZ long-fibered sphagnum.
    I put the cuttings under a fixture with better (cooler) bulbs and this is what they looked like after 1 week:
    4/23/10

    http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/g...ng_planted.JPG

    5/7/10

    very large file: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/g...-10_hi-res.JPG

    View of the other side:

    http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/g...7-10_large.JPG


    The best part about this process was that the mother plant was able to recover in only 2 months. This picture was taken 4/24/10, and you can’t even tell that I took 5 leaf cuttings!

    http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/g...is_4-24-10.JPG

    Just to show you how fast of a grower D. graomogolensis is, the picture above was taken one year and one month after this picture (for reference, the plant in the picture below is about 2 times the size of the leaf cutting plantlets):

    So if all goes well, I should have a few more plants to spread around in a year or 2.

    As you’ve seen, the newest leaves produce a ton of plantlets (actually too many to the point they’re going to choke each other out). Also, even some of the older leaves were able to produce 4-5 plantlets per leaf, but definitely not as many as the newest ones.

    Big thanks to Crystal for letting me know this was possible!!!!!! Otherwise, I doubt I would have tried this for another half-year (I am very protective over my plants lol).
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    Happy Growing!

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    Awesome! Congrats.
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    excellent job!. u gotta spread that grao around its so beautiful

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    Outstanding CP!
    congrats indeed,

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    Very nice Aaron, though I have to admit I didn't expect anything less from the Sundew King! Wonder how many little guys you could get to pop up with a falconeri leaf

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    Great info Aaron. Thanks for sharing!

    It's posts like this that really make me wonder how the rumor that leaf cuttings don't work for D. graomo ever got started? Heck that's far more prolific than my best D. villosa cuttings and on par (or better) than my best D. ascendens cuttings. Congratulations!
    All the best,
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    Awww, Babies!
    We all love babies!

    Congrats Aaron!
    Look forward to seeing you!

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    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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    can you guess what im going to do with a couple of leaves when i get mine?
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
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