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Thread: Making a cutting of a cutting - Confusing, huh?

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    Making a cutting of a cutting - Confusing, huh?

    I recently purchased a N. ventricosa x inermis rooted cutting. It seemed healthy upon arrival and I promptly potted it up. For some unknown reason, it has begun to die. A blackness is spreading from what seems like the roots up through the stem, taking the leaves with it. I emailed the vendor about a possible replacement, because I haven't done anything to cause such a quick demise. But in the meantime I'm considering taking a cutting of the healthy green portion of the plant. Is this possible to perform on what has been sold to me as a rooted cutting?

    In other words: Can I take a cutting of a cutting?

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    Of course...why not? Some people cut a 4ft vine off then cut that up into 2 node sections or so. That's like a cutting of a cutting of a cutting of...
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    I've done the same thing. It should make it.

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    Yes, you'd be just removing the useless part. It'll work.

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    Yes, but make sure you have at least one node.

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    Thanks for the info guys. I took a cutting and placed it in a ziplock baggie filled with distilled water. I haven't rooted a Nepenthes cutting before, so I'd like to know if I'm going in the right direction!

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    Sounds like a strange method to me, but I've never tried it so I can't tell you. I usually just jam my cuttings in a peat/perlite mix and put them in really bright light. I have a 100% success rate so far (unless you count the cutting my dog ate), so I just keep using my current method.
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    Arg! Dog ate? I've had my cat do that.

    Phis, do you put them into a baggie or anything to cut down on traspiration from the leaves? Or do you just have a naturally high-humidity environment?

    I do pretty much the same thing as you do, though I usually use LFS instead of the pete/perlite mix. I do, however, put them in a more humid environment that the rest of the neps grow in, since most of my neps are hardened off to about 50 - 60 percent (even my bical!)
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