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: