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    Thanks for sharing your findings! I may try crossing the cuts.

    I had no idea that the plants also realease a hormone and that more water would dilute the chemical.

    Nonetheless, I have 100% success with rooting cuttings in water, like vase or plastic container. It is less so when sticking the cutting in media. Below are a few pictures:






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    While we're on the topic of cuttings producing their own rooting hormone. It's either IBA or IAA (can't remember), but the leaves help in producing it. Unless your plant is becoming too dessicated by leaving the leaves intact, I wouldn't preemptively cut them.
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    An update, which further displays evidence that exposing the interior of the cutting promotes root growth.

    Cutting 1 - horizontal cuts into the stem:


    Cutting 2 - Straight cut:


    You'll notice that the cutting I just cut the end straight off only has one root, compared to the multiple roots on the vertical cuts. Additionally, you'll see that where that one root started growing was from where the stem got ripped (where my cut wasn't so clean).

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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    Probably the last update. Probably going to pot these up as soon as I find some more time. You can see the obivious differences between the two, plus a pitcher that formed underwater.







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    Thank you xvart, I had no idea that people did this before!

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