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    From what I've seen, a dead, dried and fossilized D.adelae will probably still from plantlets from its leaves. It will form them even when grown in the crapiest conditions...heh, mine ven formed some underwater. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Well, it has now been slightly more than a month and I am pleased to report that all of the leaves I put down are sending up plantlets from the base (where the leaves were attached to the rosette). In addition, some root cuttings I took of D. adelae about the same time are also sending up plantlets. Right now I have about thirty dewy little plantlets total and I keep counting more every day... Propagation sure is fun! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Ispahan,

    Congrats!

    One question: how exactly did you treat the cuttings? (soil mixture, light levels/timing, humidity, watering, fertilizing, etc.)?

    I have an adelae that's getting a bit old and sickly that I want to make cuttings from in case it eventually dies.

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    I just placed them on top of moistened LFS, held down the ends of the leaves with more pieces of LFS to ensure good surface contact, covered the pot with plastic wrap with a rubber band to hold it in place, put the pot in an area that received very bright light (but not baking direct sun) with normal household temperatures and kept the tray it was in filled with about 1/2 inch of water. As easy as pie.

    I did remove the plastic wrap once a day to check for progress and to flip it over (this seemed to reduce condensation problems).

    Although these leaf cuttings appear to have been successful, I have to say that the root cuttings I took are producing about three times as many plantlets.

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    My D. adelae looked sickly when I got it, all green and dry with no dew. Now it is putting out plantlets just like a leaf cutting, the thing is, the leaves are still attached to the plant and they are growing plantlets where the leaves are touching the soil [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
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