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    I've read in the Savage Garden that there's a paste that can be applied to the dormant buds of a nepenthes and it will encourage growth of that bud.
    But it doesn't give a name. It would be helpful if anyone who knew the name of this plant could help me.

    THANKS!

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    Sounds like keiki paste: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiki

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    Yep, That is what Peter is referring to, Keiki paste. where you get it, I am clueless.
    Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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    Orchid growers often use a paste containing cytokinins. It's called Keiki Grow. It's advertisd in orchid journals, or you can find it with a web search.
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus" - Mark Twain

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    So what its gonna make more growth points if you use it?

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    I've heard that you put it on the dormant buds of nepenthes and they start to grow, so when air layering I can knock off two things at one time!

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    or....you can get a super bushy plant...
    Alex
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    Yeah I was going to do that too.

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