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    Rooting a Nepenthes cutting?

    i will be receiving a N. 'Miranda' cutting soon (from one of the giveaways) and have been doing some reading on how to root it. I was wondering if there was a detailed guide somewhere on here? it doesnt seem very difficult to me (soak in water + superthrive for 20min, make small cuts at base of stem, wrap base of stem in Moist LFS and put in to a pot, cover with a baggy for humidity and put in bright light.) does that sound like a good plan, or am i missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gexx View Post
    i will be receiving a N. 'Miranda' cutting soon (from one of the giveaways) and have been doing some reading on how to root it. I was wondering if there was a detailed guide somewhere on here? it doesnt seem very difficult to me (soak in water + superthrive for 20min, make small cuts at base of stem, wrap base of stem in Moist LFS and put in to a pot, cover with a baggy for humidity and put in bright light.) does that sound like a good plan, or am i missing something?

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    Thats pretty much it, yes. I would skip the Superthrive, though.....although people swear by it, its very questionable whether it has any value for most (if not all ) horticulture practices.
    The ICPS has a good primer on Nepenthes propagation:

    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/how...opCuttings.php

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    Miranda roots very well in lowland conditions

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    I actually got an unknown pulling yesterday from a rather large plant. It was too large to pot and put in my tanks so what I did was snip the vine end off, dip the pulled end in a rooting hormone, wrapped it in most LFS and put that into a gallon baggie that I set next to a sunny but cool window. Will this work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantea View Post
    I actually got an unknown pulling yesterday from a rather large plant. It was too large to pot and put in my tanks so what I did was snip the vine end off, dip the pulled end in a rooting hormone, wrapped it in most LFS and put that into a gallon baggie that I set next to a sunny but cool window. Will this work?
    An "unknown pulling"?? What genus are we talking about here?

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    I meant unknown nepenthes. Sorry.

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    We should have a Sticky topic on how to root a new cutting

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    It really seems to be a matter of "what works for you may not work for janother". I'm good at rooting succulent and cacti cuttings but so far not one carnivorous one I have tried has taken. This is my first attempt at a pitcher plant though. My biggest issue always seems to be that I don't have or can't get all the stuff I need.

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