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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    Nepenthes Cutting

    Here's a quick picture (5/28/09) of a cutting I am attempting to root. We'll see how it goes and I'll update every so often.



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    Hey Xvart!

    Grats on getting a cutting! I also have one of a N. Maxima, but it is pretty much sucking ATM. I can see that you have a small growth point above that bud...congrats! I also have a more hooked looking one on mine, but it hasn't done anything in around 3 weeks...o well I hope its growing some roots or something. I wish you luck with yours...heres a kind of crappy pic of mine, but I think you can still see the curly growth point...btw what type of Nepenthes is it?



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    You may also want to consider the water-in-a-vase method, recommended by Sheila. So far I am 1 for 1 with it.




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    Hey Jimscott,

    About how long did it take that cutting to get to the point that it is at in your picture?

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    Can someone please tell me or direct me to a method of rooting that never fails for them? Because I've tried rooting an ampullaria 3 times with no success.

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    What I do for cuttings is take a three node cut off of a green vine and plant in moist peat moss. Just straight peat, no hormones or anything fancy. Humidity is the key, all my cuttings are in a greenhouse and are kept in more shade than my other plants. Hope this helps, I have rooted the following:
    x 'Ventrata'
    ventricosa x maxima
    x 'Gentle'
    thorelii x aristolochioides
    and more all successfully with this method

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    I've had nearly 100% success rate using NZ or Chilean LFS moistened (damp, not wet) with distilled water, with near 100% humidity in 85F with 16hr photoperiod, I also let the cut end of the cutting dry out overnight to "harden" the surface, and sometimes slice into the bottom end to expose more tissue. But with N. amps, snapping off those basal rosettes are pretty easy to root. - Rich
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    I followed Ludwig's method of cutting away the two sides of the outer stem with a sharp knife.

    Then I stuck it in a nice big ball of LFS and then buried that within my typical airy mix so as the roots grow and the LFS decays I won't have to move it.

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    You may also want to consider the water-in-a-vase method, recommended by Sheila. So far I am 1 for 1 with it.
    I thought about doing that, but I've read that certain Nepenthes don't do as well in water, and I was more worried about rotting my cutting. I'll probably try the water method next time.

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