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    Don't eat me,... Mr. Flytrap thbjr's Avatar
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    N. ventrata cuttings question

    I recieved my cuttings from JP OrchidGuy today (THANKS) and naturely have a couple questions.
    1. should I trim the bottom of the cutting, like you would fresh cut flowers?
    2. should I use Rootone?
    3. should I remove the leaf from the lowest node and insure at least one node is below soil level?
    Thanks for the help.
    Tom

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    errr i just got mine from ilbasso, and my other one from OrchidGuy is leaving on Monday
    sooo.
    we are in the same boat, id like to know kinda too.
    i just stuck the spike that was on the bottom from the cutting (about half an inch) into some rooting hormone from andy, then put it in some some peat/perlite/vermiculite.
    mostly perlite though xD heard it works wonders on cuttings sooooo. im giving it a try.

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    1. I do. I cut it at a pretty sharp angle to give lots of meristematic surface area for potential roots to grow
    2. I always do. Some say it doesn't help, but it sure as hell doesn't hurt
    3. Personal pref. I only remove bottom leaves if I cant get enough of the cutting to stay in the soil otherwise.
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    I do what is called notching. That's just making an incision at the bottom of the stem. I don't snip any leaves until they turn brown.

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