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    Hi all,
    I was just wondering how long it takes to see signs of life from a D. capensis cutting (leaf cutting).
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    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    A couple of weeks

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    3-4 weeks
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    Ok thanks. Darn it, the first time i tried the cuttings, they dried up after two weeks, and i threw em' out. Can the leaves dry out, and plants still rise up? If so, than i am such an IDIOT i could have done about 10 successful cuttings before these.
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    One week, or 30, if you let them dry out, even once, then they are dead.
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    I keep the soil damp 24/7, on the tray method. They stupid cuttings still die. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] How do i keep them moist? I am rooting one in pure water right now, is that the only way? One more thing, if in soil, do i have to bury the leaves a little? If i do, then again, i am SUCH AN IDIOT!
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    Quote[/b] ]I am rooting one in pure water right now, is that the only way?
    No, root cuttings work well. I bury 1-2 inch sections of root under a fine layer of soil medium. New plants start growing in a matter of weeks.

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    Quote[/b] ]One more thing, if in soil, do i have to bury the leaves a little?
    I would bury the ends of the leaves just a tad. Even better, place the entire pot in a ziplock bag. That works excellent for all kinds of cuttings... if you haven't done so already.

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    For starters you ARE NOT an idiot [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] ! No more than the rest of us were when we started! 'nuff said on that.

    I usually put a sprinkle of soil on the leaf in a couple places to help hold it down 'cause otherwise it tends to curl up away from the soil. It also helps to put saran wrap or a clear lid over the pot to slow down evaporation. I then place the container in a place where it gets bright indirect sun or dappled sun (like in the shade of other plants).
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