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    Air Layer or Root

    If you have young plants with leggy stems would it be ok to just shorten the stem, dip in rooting hormone and plant? Maybe place in 90 percent humidity until it roots?

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    I've never once had a successful air layering attempt with nepenthes, yet tons of successes rooting them. I always just go with rooting.

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    I've gone both routes with success; though, taking a cutting; adding rooting hormone; wrapping it in sphagnum moss; and sticking it in a ziplock bag for a few weeks takes far less effort . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    That is the way I will go then. My alata had several off shoots several months ago that hadn't rooted yet so I removed and potted them with a Pepsi bottle fit over the top and within three weeks had a decent ball of roots.

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