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    South American Drosera root cuttings

    Hey TF! I took some root cuttings (first time propagating Drosera) from my Drosera graomogolensis about a month ago, and they've yet to strike. They're to side of my tank, under lights, about 5-6 inches away from them. They're in wet LFS, with a little standing water in there and covered with plastic wrap. The photoperiod is 10hrs. I was going to throw them away because I thought my window of opportunity had passed, but I checked the centers and on many of them it is still white and healthy looking. Can anyone offer me some advice on what I'm doing wrong/what to do instead?

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    I'd leave them, sometimes it can take up to 2 months or even longer. I took some D. binata var. multifida leaf cuttings recently, which are supposed to strike super fast, but it still took about 2 months for plantlets to appear.

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    If they're still white in the middle, then just leave them alone. I've had D.graomogolensis root cutting take anywhere between 2 weeks and 3 months to strike. Leaf cuttings are usually quicker to strike using that same method with this species. Vegetative propagation is often times an excercise in patience.

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    Thanks to both of you. I had heard how easy this species is to propagate from roots, and I thought that equaled speed.

    Interesting. I had heard this species was challenging to grow from leaf cuttings? Guess you can't believe everything you read in the Internet!
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    Just as an update, I've gotten my first strikes! They're just green nubs at this point, but when there is something to show I'll show it.

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