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Thread: Nep cuttings - root in mix, in water, or by air-layering?

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    I haven't read about vermiculite being used for rooting cuttings. Is it more prone to rot because of the nutrients in it?
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    My own preference is for placing Nepenthes cuttings in live sphagnum moss or in the mix I usually use for them, which includes LFS, perlite, pumice, orchid bark, etc.

    In the past I've rooted some vigorous Nepenthes in water (N. ventricosa, N. x ventrata, and N. x "Holland") but other "touchier" species seem to prefer a solid substrate -- Nepenthes hamata and N. aristolochoides, for example
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    Vermiculite is similar to perlite as a growing media. I find vermiculite to hold more water, and what i do is place fresh cuttings in damp vermiculite and mist them occasionally. In a greenhouse setting, vermiculite doesnt have to be watered for a while.

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    I haven't tried air layering yet but have been more lucky with water than media.




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