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    Trying not to mess up...

    So I am currently awaiting the delivery of an unrooted N. x Miranda from a generous member of this forum. I've never planted a basal before (except when one accidentally broke off rom a death cube and is thriving now). From the research I've done I currently have a pot of 2:1 LFS to Perlite made up, and plan on plant the basal about 2 inches deep. I will then put it in a plasticx bag in a well lit area...and under grow lights when i move back from school next weekend. Does all this soudn right? Any tips, suggestions, or cautions are greatly appreciated!
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    Vbkid, i believe the xMiranda is coming from me right?
    i think i will go ahead and send you one of the rooted ones i have to save you the trouble if you would like
    unless you would like to give your hand at rooting one haha.
    either way, i usually root them in either pure sphagnum or sphagnum and perlite...
    ive also rooted cuttings in pure water, but with this being a basal cutting and not quite having the area you would with a typical vine cutting, youll just need to set the base of the step as far into the moss as you can without overdoing it...

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    Yes it is Kris, and I'm am perfectly happy with either rooted or unrooted. From what I've read the success of rooting a basal is pretty high. So I just wanted to make sure I was doing everything the best I could so that I could keep my odds good!

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