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    Nepenthes Cutting Medium

    Hi all,
    I was wondering if it was okay to try and root nepenthes cuttings in live sphagnum moss. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolframOmega View Post
    Hi all,
    I was wondering if it was okay to try and root nepenthes cuttings in live sphagnum moss. Thanks.
    Live Sphagnum is beyond a doubt the BEST thing to root Nepenthes cuttings in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Live Sphagnum is beyond a doubt the BEST thing to root Nepenthes cuttings in.
    Yes, nothing could be more better . . .
    “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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    Thanks all!

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    A local nursery I've been working with occasionally has switched to pure perlite with some LFS on top. Their success rate is close to 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    A local nursery I've been working with occasionally has switched to pure perlite with some LFS on top. Their success rate is close to 100%.
    And I was going to say - Perlite (nothing else mixed in) is the second best rooting medium for the genus and is perfectly good for the task as well.

    Perlite tip: handle it WET only. The dust that comes off perlite is basically powdered glass, which can cause lung problems if inhaled. So -it is recommended that you open the bag of perlite and water down the entire contents before handling. Wet it every time you need to use some if it has dried out.

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    I had pretty good luck rooting cuttings in a jar of water on the windowsill, a plus is that you can check on its progress.

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