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    I read somewhere that these are vining type plants, So could you cut the top off of it without it dying if gets too big?
    I need to trim mine because it constantly gets hit by the door everytime I open the Vivarium.
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    Yup, cut it back as much as you want; it'll come back from the nodes (space between leaf and stem). Just make sure you don't cut it all the way back.

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    And you can root the cuttings and get new plants for trading.
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    Thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (herenorthere @ Nov. 11 2006,3:40)]And you can root the cuttings and get new plants for trading.
    How far up the vine do people around the forums usually make their cuttings for trading? I know that sometimes people do multiple cuttings at a time which would mean they are longer and cut back to shorter plants for regrowth.

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    A cutting with two or three exposed nodes (plus an extra node at the base of the cutting near where it will be rooted) seems to be the rule of thumb. I believe I've also read that cuttings from low on a tall vine should usually be a little longer than normal. Check out the part on propagation on David Parks' Nep FAQ, hosted by Barry Rice's CP FAQ.
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    Ive seen people successfully make 1 node cuttings...but personally, I believe (though possibly unfounded) that they have a wayyyy lower survival rate, and with some of the neps I grow, I wouldn't risk it (theyre expensive)
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