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    nep cuttings, slice bottom of stem?

    over at pitcher plants nep forum it's recomended to put 4 slices on the bottom of a new cutting to improve root growth.
    have any pf you tried this?
    I need to chop my ventrata soon and want to try to grow my fist cuttings.
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    Evereyone I know recommends doing that. Some even say to strip the outter layer completely from the bottom 1" or so from the stem. A good rooting hormone is also recommended.

    Tony Paroubek has a good pictoral overview of making Nep cuttings on his page here: http://www.exoticplantsplus.com/fram...ulturetips.htm

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    I like to put a cut in the bottom of cuttings, but I also take a shallow, angled cut into the stem on either side to shave off some of the outer layer like Steve mentioned. The idea is to expose a greater surface of the inner tissues that will later grow roots.
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    I believe the process of slitting the stem is called 'notching'.... and what Joe said about greater surface area. Some people place the cutting in the media and one grower (indymental / Sheila) placed the cuttings in vases, like a rose stem and changes the water every so often.

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