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Thread: Drosera binata flower stalk propagation in water

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatchGreyes View Post
    Hey Everyone:

    I noticed on a few different threads discussing D. binata that some growers were complaining that their D. binata was sterile, but kept sending up flower stalks. I thought I'd share that I recently did a little experiment with 'Marston Dragon' after reading about the species on the Sundew Grow Guide.

    Basically, I cut off a flower stalk, a new leaf, and an old leaf, cut them into 2 inch pieces, and placed them in water - just water - in a recently washed out, translucent take-out container. After a month, every single piece of the flower stalk has a new plantlet sprouting (the part with the flowers themselves has 4), whereas the old leaf has just two plantlets and the new leaf just one.

    I'd never done a water cutting before, and I was surprised to see it worked, albeit, taking a little longer than a regular soil cutting, in my experience. Nor, had I done a flower stalk cutting, and was especially pleased that that worked. I just thought I'd share in case anyone wanted to propagate their D. binatas at a faster rate than the D. binatas do themselves.

    (Sorry, nothing better than a camera phone, so no pictures, yet).

    -N
    Hey I use my phone to post pics as well. If it's a smart phone download photobucket and use it to upload and copy the img code to the forum

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    if you want to make lots of plants you can chop up the entire plant and lay onto LFS. The roots work really well and they are huge... This plant was taken out of a 4" pot but there must be several feet of roots in there. This pic was taken with my phone...


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    I just did the same thing to the multifada extrema I got from BobZ. A lot of the leaves got broke in half during shipment so I took a pair of scissors to them and went to town. All the leaf portions went into a container filled with water and the roots got nestled into my live sphagnum growth trays. I should have about 1,000 plantlets in the next month if anyone wants some lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcl27 View Post
    I just did the same thing to the multifada extrema I got from BobZ. A lot of the leaves got broke in half during shipment so I took a pair of scissors to them and went to town. All the leaf portions went into a container filled with water and the roots got nestled into my live sphagnum growth trays. I should have about 1,000 plantlets in the next month if anyone wants some lol.
    If the root cuttings I took last week don't make it I'll definitely take you up on that!!!!!

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