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Thread: Basal Separation--Did I do this right?

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    Basal Separation--Did I do this right?

    I just removed the basal from my N. spectabilis x talangensis. It was getting really big, and I had avoided removing it for some time. I have never rooted anything before, and I was afraid of killing it. Nevertheless, the deed is now done. What I really want to know is whether I did it right (and if not, how do I fix it?)

    I was told that if the plant was already used to low humidity it could be left to root without bagging it up, so that's what I'm doing currently. Is that correct? I would really prefer to do it that way if bagging isn't necessary, but I wanted to get some opinions first. I am very fond of this plant and don't want to mess up with this initial rooting attempt.

    Now for some pictures...

    I used a pair of scissors to cut it at an angle:





    I cut off the bottom two leaves and inserted the stem up to that point into the soil (sorry for the blur, but you get the idea):




    And last but not least, the latest pitcher from the mother plant which hasn't had a chance to color up yet:


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    I always clip the base with some scissors, soak the cut end in some distilled water for about 5 minutes, dip the cut in one of my numerous types of rooting hormone, and plant.
    Good luck.. it's a great looking division/plant. Whoever you decided to trade it to after you backed out on our deal is a lucky person. I'm jealous..

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    Looks ok to me. Some rooting hormone wouldn't hurt. Sometimes you can get lucky and the basal will have it's own root system making dividing much easier. I typically cut the mother and leave the basal. In my experience the basal grows much more vigorous then the "mother" plant. Very nice plant you have there. I too would be interested if you end up trading it!
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    Looking good! I feel like we're having a race with this cross and your definitely winning.

    It looks like such a healthy basal, it should have a good chance of setting. Mass pretty much summed it up what you should do.
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    I've always kind of had decent luck with cuttings
    Some made it some didn't

    But since I've started keeping my cuttings in High Humidity conditions I've had a lot better luck with them taking

    A couple of my cutting set ups




    Good Luck / Definitely An Awesome Looking Plant
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    Quote Originally Posted by DETHCHEEZ View Post
    But since I've started keeping my cuttings in High Humidity conditions I've had a lot better luck with them taking
    Once potted, I bag and mist them until they've put out at least 1 new leaf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    Once potted, I bag and mist them until they've put out at least 1 new leaf.
    I never tried bagging them
    Usually just kept them in my greenhouse which I keep the humidity high in
    But since I started keeping them in covered tanks I went from maybe a 60 to 70% success rate to a 85 To 95% success rate

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    Just keep it in the same conditions as the mother plant, it should do fine. Make sure the soil isnt overly wet. If it is theres a chance that it'll cause it to rot from the bottom up. I root all my cuttings the same way I grow my mother plants. The only ones i've lost have been due to me forgetting to water them and they dry up completely. It looks very healthy so I dont think you'll have any problems with it.

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