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    I put in a cup of water with a tiny bit of orchid fertilizer and gave filtered sunlight and it grew roots in a couple of weeks.
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    The vase I am using is ridged, so it obscures what I can see on the inside. However, upon further review, there is a mass of roots. What I didn't anticipate was that the roots were 3-4 inches up from the bottom of the stem. So now I have to negotiate its acclimation to a pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrower198 View Post
    I put in a cup of water with a tiny bit of orchid fertilizer and gave filtered sunlight and it grew roots in a couple of weeks.
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    hmm, should I add some fert to the water then? and if so, should I add high N or P ratio ferts? and what about dosage, how small but enough?

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    I would also advise against rooting in water. Nepenthes are not a swamp plant and their roots are more in favor of an airy substrate that remains moist, not sopping wet. In order for Nepenthes roots to develop properly,grow vigorously and support the cutting to develop into a n actively growing plant, they need oxygen penetration around them. I guess the other option if you are dead set on rooting successfully in water is to place an aquarium air pump and air stone bubbler in the water.

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    im not dead set on water lol, alright so ill just plant them in a pot with peat and perlite then

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    I suppose I'm just lazy, but I often start cuttings in water. The cuttings are put in bottles right alongside the other plants in the greenhouse. I top off the bottles, as I water the other plants. When the roots are 1/2" or longer, I pot them. (Never seen any rot with this method, by the way.)
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    dam, i already planted them in a pot lol

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    You should get faster results in a pot. I use water because it is convenient, and works in my conditions.
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