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    Help - No Roots!

    I just got a Nepenthes Hamata (Wistuba, Clone 4)! - But it's lacking a root system. N. Hamata is harder than other neps in my experience; I lost a healthy established plant during the spring of '06.

    I would appreciate any advice on rooting a small plantlet.

    It's soaking in Superthrive right now, and I plan to stick it straight into a mix of 70% LFS and 30% of well draining media. Unless I get better advice.

    Now for pics...:

    In Superthrive -



    No roots -





    Thanks!

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    I would use some Clonex rooting hormone if you are terribly concerned about the N. hamata. I have received plants much like the one shown and they develop just fine. At that size, there are few roots to really work with. Simply keep the humidity at high levels and the compost mix you describe sounds perfectly adequate.

    I received a shipment from Wistuba this very day with some similar conditions . . .
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    I got a cephalotus that had no roots just like your hamata and i just planted it and it grew fine

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    Thanks for your responses.

    So if I don't have Clonex rooting hormone would something like Rootone or TakeRoot work the same?

    Should I cut the stem so the rooting hormone gets in better?

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    what was the total cost btw?

    And no I think you should just leave it the way it is and plant it. It has tiny roots that you can't see most likely and in time it will grow its own roots by itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefforever View Post
    Thanks for your responses.

    So if I don't have Clonex rooting hormone would something like Rootone or TakeRoot work the same?

    Should I cut the stem so the rooting hormone gets in better?
    No, don't cut anything. Simply plant it with or without the rooting hormones. The only reason I've used Rootone over others is the fungicide associated with the product. I usually treat Nepenthes cuttings with both a fungicide and rooting hormone; but keep in mind that the roots on even mature plants are fairly small.
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    Ok, I didn't know they were so small for this species.

    Elsantaclause - I traded for it; several pings, a couple drosera, and a load of utrics.

    Thanks again, both of you!

    By the way, how long do you think it will take till I see roots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefforever View Post
    Ok, I didn't know they were so small for this species.

    Elsantaclause - I traded for it; several pings, a couple drosera, and a load of utrics.

    Thanks again, both of you!

    By the way, how long do you think it will take till I see roots?
    Simply look for new growth. Nepenthes are often slow to establish roots. I've had cuttings which have produced several leaves before any significant root system . . .

    Don't pick at it and it will heal . . .
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