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    There was a topic going around a while ago about propigating forked sundews by suspending the leaves in water. I decided to try this method as well as adding b-1 to the water. It worked really well. Withing a few weeks i have several new shoots comming up from the suspended leaves. This is great.

    I have a couple of questions. Has anyone tried this method for other kinda of sundews? how about other cps?

    Also, not that they are growing well, how do i get them out of the pot. Should i just take the whole leaf and put that on some soil with the new shoots all attached? should i separate them? is there a specific time frame for moving them?

    let me know and thanks for the idea

    Jeff

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    It works equally as well for D. filiformis (California Sunset) and I have success with Cephalotus follicularis. VFT's can also be done this way, but I haven't succeeded with my attempts.

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    I potted my D. dichotoma cuttings up by dividing the rooted cuttings into 1"-2" pieces, leaving clusters of 2-10 little plantlets on each. I rooted mine in peat and live sphagnum, so I was concerned about disturbing the roots, which I couldn't see. I'd try not to cut too close to the new shoots, but that's the only consideration I felt was necessary. They should probably go into soil before the ends of the leaves are drooping into the water, but otherwise I don't think moving them is particularly urgent - I left mine in the 'cloning chamber' (read 'sandwich container and Ziploc bag') for over two months with no trouble, except the sphagnum almost overwhelmed a few plantlets. I finally moved them when they started to get all spindly and stuck to the top of the plastic bag.
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    What I do is bury the entire leaf under a small ammount of soil, leaving only the growth points exposed, but making sure the entire leaf is in contact with the soil. Seems to work well for me.

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    How diluted should Superthrive be if I use that as a source of B1? Say 1 drop per litre? is that too concentrated?

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    How diluted should Superthrive be if I use that as a source of B1? Say 1 drop per litre? is that too concentrated?

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    for mine i use five drops per gallon. I use an eye dropper and put four droppers full of the solution in each asian pitcher plant every other day and one dropper full per plant in a water tray every other day. In my solution for the forked sundews i used four droppers full into the water and added a dropper full every other day.

    I dont know if this is too little, but the plants seam to grow ok, so i dont think its too much.

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    I've also found that the flower stems of D.binata (multifida extrema) will produce plantlets; actually, faster-growing than those coming from a leaf.

    Cut the flower stem into 1" segments and float in water. I think it was 6-8 weeks later that i noticed some little green knobs on the stems. I put them in wet peat, and the knobs practically exploded into small plants.
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