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    Thanks for the insights everyone!

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    Quote[/b] ]I've always rooted cuttings in the same environment as the parent plants. I figure any change in conditions will stress them. I've had no trouble rooting every nep I've made cuttings of so far.
    That's what I've done so far as well and that's why it's perplexing me and made me decide to move them last night. Of course only temporarily to see if it sparks any life in em. Those cuttings who were (visibly) establishing I left in their highland chamber.

    How large of aristo cuttings did you do Jeff? In keeping with my normal cutting sequence mine were all single node stem cuttings with leaves trimmed half off, on the tip cuttings I left 3 complete leaves . I've never lost so many. I think 6 or 7 of the aristo stem cuttings and 4 hamata stem cuttings turned black. I usually have a 100% success rate so it's bothering me! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Wow Josh, what a time for things to go bad! I think I'd die if I lost one of those! LOL!

    I do two-node cuttings usually, and use pure lfs, and a rooting hormone, though it's worked without that, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]How large of aristo cuttings did you do Jeff?
    As I recall, the cuttings consisted of two or three nodes each.

    I've had a similar success rate with other fast-growing species, such as N. hamata. Most of them have proven quite easy, indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Wow Josh, what a time for things to go bad! I think I'd die if I lost one of those! LOL!
    I'm sure it doesn't help that my @$^&*$! landlord shut the heat down to 65*F so the only time my apt gets warm is if the sun happens to be shining on the roof. I'm planning on sending the female a bill for these dead cuttings as well as cataloging any other eastablished plants which might die esp. my lowlanders and orchids. If she thought the heating bill was high...

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (swords @ Feb. 20 2006,3:30)]If she thought the heating bill was high...
    Don't you love threatening people with the expense of exotic plants? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Yeah and the liability works too! For some insane reason last week they decided to start replacing windows on this place - in mid Febuary - in MN (-14 -0*F)! I told them there's no way I can have the heat nearly off and let them pull the windows out with all my huge collection of Neps and orchids this time of year. Once they saw the setups and imagined how much they'd have to replace they said "OK, spring sounds good!" [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    here is my aristo. 3 growing points, the big healthy one to the left is the cutting i took after recieving the plant
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