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    I have what i was told was a ventricosa cutting that i am trying to root. it has one small (1/4") root on it but is working on its second leaf. when would be a good time to plant it, when should i let the pitchers form, what would be the best mix to plant ti in? Im rooting it (the growing tip) with water in a dark beer bottle seems to be working but dont really know what the next step is and when to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano.1481 View Post
    I have what i was told was a ventricosa cutting that i am trying to root. it has one small (1/4") root on it but is working on its second leaf. when would be a good time to plant it, when should i let the pitchers form, what would be the best mix to plant ti in? Im rooting it (the growing tip) with water in a dark beer bottle seems to be working but dont really know what the next step is and when to do it.
    I'd wait for a few more roots before you plant it, just to be sure. Once it has a few, plant it in a mix of fine bark/perlite/lfs and keep moist. Once planted you can let the pitchers form.
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    the only lfs i can find is pressed bricks is that ok to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano.1481 View Post
    the only lfs i can find is pressed bricks is that ok to use?
    Sure, just need to rehydrate it and it's the same stuff.
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    I always root cuttings in little 2" seedling pots of pure LFS (meaning the dried / rehydrated stuff), I've tried in water and it just rots for me that way.

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    this is the first time i have tried to root a nep and this has worked so far. i have some lfs then and when i have a few mare roots ill pot it up in the lfs

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    I always root cuttings in little 2" seedling pots of pure LFS (meaning the dried / rehydrated stuff), I've tried in water and it just rots for me that way.
    I hate doing this.....untangling the roots from tha wad of moss when you repot is vitually impossible.
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    When potting on to a larger container I only remove the loose moss, not manhandle the whole root mass.

    All my plants start off in a wad of moss whether it's live sphagnum or dead/rehydrated I put their roots in moss as a cushion and then the moss wad into whatever the "real" mix is going to be. So this is no different the moss just holds enough moisture for rooting cuttings compared to the faster draining bulk mix. I have heard several styles for rooting in water and the stems always go mushy on me, never stay firm and root but I have nearly 100% success with the moss method.

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