I'm wondering if it's possible to make dormant nodes grow without making a cutting. Would the application of some rooting hormone or somethg on the dormant nodes help make them sprout?
I've noticed that with my N. gracilis, I can get basal shoots or very low nodes to sprout if I let the main growth point drop below the soil level, like having it drop over the edge of a hanging pot.
There was some discussion a while ago about whether you could "activate" a growth point by nicking it or something, but I don't know what the conclusion was.
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In my high light terrariums most of my plants have nodes starting to grow. They usually stop after a leaf or so as Nepenthes are apically dominant (think of a tree) meaning they don't normally grow from a side node unless something happens to the main growing point. Some people try applying some sort of hormone paste (I think the same stuff they use for orchids called keki paste or something like that) on them trying to get them to grow, with mixed results.
Is the new forum software changing posts or something? Didn't Tony post something here. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] Hmm... By the way, nodes are the little bump things on the side of the stem, right? (I don't know all the nep terms.)
do you have a pic of this
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I was looking at the big pic post at the top of this forum, I think Jalan Kayu just cut into bottom of a node (found out what that was) and little plants sprouted.Here, but scroll down a bit [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
Yes my post got wiped out in the upgrade ;/
Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?
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I love nepenthes
Look at the picture on that link. I think they pitcher, since basal shoots do. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
I guess the real question is: Is there anyway to get a basal shoot or sprouted node to make roots without removing it? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]