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    I'm planning on making my first cutting of a N.Ventricosa in the coming week. Anybody have any helpful hints not covered in "The Savage Garden"? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Also, I was wondering the other day... If you take a cutting from the top of a plant and root it, will the first pitchers that grow be lower pitchers or upper pitchers? I'm guessing lower pitchers... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    DOH!

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    hmm, I have experience only propagating N.x.ventrata from cuttings................and there is part of ventricosa so..... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    I did like this: my first two cuttings I took summer, I cut them of and put them filmpot which was full Sphagnum-moss,
    there went maeby some month and they grew little root.........then I transplant them in real pot......normal peat.......................now they feell great!
    look here few pic of them.......first two pic from up

    ps: seconf time when I took cuttings I didnt put them moss, but rainwater...........they are fine too........and starting to make first pitchers! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    Here are a few suggestions:

    First, I recommend the use of a rooting hormone, even with
    the easier species, such as your N.ventricosa, to ensure
    success. There is a product called "Dip 'n' Grow", which works
    quite well. It is a liquid, which seems to ensure better
    penetration into the cutting than most powders. Alternatively,
    you could also use one of several gel products available, which
    are also good, such as Olivia's, or Doc's Clone Gel.

    Secondly, keep in mind that the issue of most immediate
    importance in rooting a cutting is the availability of moisture.
    So, be sure that humidity is high; if not, your cutting will
    dessicate long before it is able to grow roots. However,
    be sure that you can maintain the appropriate nocturnal
    temperature drop for this species; N. ventricosa is an easy
    plant to root, but if it is stressed, rooting may not occur
    readily. Also, when you make your cutting, be sure to
    cut the root end of your vine segment(s) at a very
    oblique (slanted) angle. This serves to increase the area
    of the cut surface and therefore provides better hydration.

    Finally, regarding your question about upper vs. lower pitchers
    produced from an upper growth cutting, I can tell you that
    if your cutting is producing upper pitchers, pitchers produced
    further down the vine, even after it is cut, will be uppers.
    However, when a new, basal node on your cutting breaks,
    pitchers produced from that point will usually be lowers.

    Hope that this helps you. I certainly don't know all there
    is to know about rooting Nepenthes, but I have rooted
    literally hundreds of cuttings over the years, so this
    advice is based upon experience!

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    Neps,
    A lot of sources on cutting in general(not necessarily Nepenthes) suggest that bottom heat is beneficial. Does that go out the window when dealing with highland Nepenthes, or would it be beneficial for bottom heating on those, as long as the temp above soil level gets that temp drop?

    All Else,
    I would advocate his suggestion on using something like "Dip n' Gro" over powdered rooting hormones. It's idiot-proof if you follow directions and you can't overdo it or under-do it. With the powders, depending on how much moisture is on the end, the powder can cake on thick and make a muck. The gels work, but the are around $12.99 for the smallest jar. "Dip n Grow" is about half that. The difference in cost is immaterial(IMHO) if one works better than the other for you, as the important thing is to get success.

    Regards,

    Joe

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    I have never used bottom heating to root cuttings
    of any kind, so cannot comment on the basis of
    personal experience. Have had a lot of success rooting
    cuttings, both highland and lowland, including species
    such as NN. lowii, rajah, glabrata, tentaculata, spectabilis,
    sanguinea, etc., however, so don't think it is necessary,
    assuming overall environmental conditions are favorable.

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    Please keep it to the question on hand and rooting Nepenthes cuttings. If you wish to ask if Neps has any spare cuttings available, contact him via PM or email please




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    hi iv done cuttings before first you cut the top part of the stem of but on the cutting their soould be 4 leavs inc the top leavs cut the first bottom 2 of to the stem then the next 2 leavs you cut in half ohh and make the cut on the stem a nice clean one other wise it will rot then after you have cut the leavs you put it in rooting hormone and put in peat and put in a terra but you must do the cutting in spring or summer for best results [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] im 12 but i know a lot!!

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