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    I've been doing some cuttings in my spare time and I've been wondering if I'm doing everything right. I know your supoused to cut the stem, cut the leaves in half and stick the cutting in a pot fill with sphagnum moss to keet it moist and keep the pot inside a bag for humidity.
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    Looks good to me!! Is that an alata? I am currently doing a cutting with a gracilis, which is said to be easy to root by cuttings, and so far so good! Tony's website has some awesome info about cuttings, you should take a look! GOOD LUCK!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    Hi Erick,
    I assume thats a ventrata cutting for our trade? Looks nice. One thing though, you should use a bag that is clear so the plant can still get light, also I usually cut a tiny hole in the bag to let some air circulation in while keeping the humidity up. That way its less likely to mold. Also as far as I know the growing tip should be cut off so the side shoots start to grow. That's one healthy looking cutting though....Can't wait.

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    I hope so, because I have some ventrata cuttings I did just like that. It looks like you used more than three nodes? I think if you can afford to it increases the chances of it taking.

    I probably would have cut that bottom leaf sticking out of the medium completely off, scraped the side of the stem, and hit that area with rooting hormone. I'm guessing that's a good place to try to develop roots?

    It's a mystery. Well, to me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] Some of mine have taken over the last two weeks, a few are really brown, while a lot look like they are still going to take.

    That particular cutting looks like a good bet under good condtions based on the ones that have taken so far.

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    Here is the basket which contains my first cutting to root (center). There is another which rooted a couple days later (top). There is another which has a growth point too small to see (left, front). The fourth, well, it's pretty brown (right, front). For a brown cutting, it might make it though. [img]http://home.**********.com/beagle/cut1.jpg[/img]

    Yeah, I just cut them and stuck them in hanging baskets outside. Thanks, Florida!

    It seems to take a long time, one. Then, they don't all root at one time.

    That terrarium does in fact have about one inch of rain water in one end. That happened in about 20 minutes today. The VFTs at the other end are OK though. I have the rocks at the other end for ballast.

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    Thanx guys! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] That was some really useful info. I'll change bags tomorrow, make a lil hole on it, and I'll cut the tip off too. I'll post some pics afterward.

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    You can cut the tip off but really no need. Most likely it will only produce one shoot from a lateral branch anyway.
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    Hey Tony,

    Though nobody ever does it this way, isn't a safe way to make cuttings to cut the growing tip off and root that, and then when a node activates on the old vine, cut that off and root, and so forth? It's slow, but I would think a node that sprouted wood root easier than normal cuttings.

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