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    Alright I need to find or most likely ship some LFS out here and buy some rootone.
    Thanks for the help.

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Sphagnum-Moss-1-...item2eac76dbfc
    Do you think this would be good LFS?
    I can't buy it locally

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    Another method that I've seen, though I can't remember where, is to root it while still attached to the mother plant. It was achieved by making a deep angled cut into the stem (I think it was about half way through?), packing it with damp sphagnum moss, with a wad of it around the stem too, and placing a plastic back, tied top and bottom around that section. The top part of the stem roots into the damp sphagnum.

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    Air rooting like that is used on plants that take so long to root, they'd die before it happened. It's also great for other plants, because it doesn't deplete from the stored energy while making roots. You basically cut into the area, add rooting hormone, wrap damp LFS around it, and tightly seal with plastic. It's cool because as long as you wait, it has a really high success rate (and is pretty cool to open).

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    jm82792,

    Yea, that's good stuff!
    Seems expensive, but then it is now anyway!

    I think you could try other things more readily available to you also.
    Perhaps when you get some LFS, you could try rooting in that, along with some other mixtures.
    LFS isn't magic really, so I am sure that if you try other things also, you will find what is best for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm82792 View Post
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Sphagnum-Moss-1-...item2eac76dbfc
    Do you think this would be good LFS?
    I can't buy it locally

    Try an Orchid place if you have any around you... I usually get bags that size for $6 {use to be $4}

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    I think you need to talk to local orchid & nepenthes shops, like Sam Estes at ******* Hai'pu Nursery or some others. There HAS to be an on-island alternative for you.
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    I'll see, the nursery where I bought nepenthes from just uses peat n perilite but maybe they use LFS to root.
    ******* as far I know is a big operation that is closed doors,
    and if I'm going bother him it's when i have a greenhouse waiting to be filled

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