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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    Does anybody attempt to cultivate Nep cutings in distilled / rain / RO / Deionized water first, and then wait for roots, before putting them in a soil media?

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    Uh....you can, but algae and rot is a big problem I find there. Fast rooting species like N. gracilis, N. ventricosa, etc would be OK if you want to try those, but other species, stick to rooting hormone and a nice airy damp media.

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    What is the rooting hormone to look for anyway? I know keiki paste makes offshoots form, but i cant keep my cuttings alive. I could trade a lot more plants if i could root my cuttings...
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Actually in my experience I sucessfully rooted alot of nep cuttings in water. I've had mixed sucess with lfs but again, I'm no expert compared to others on this forum.
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    I tried to root a N. ventrata cutting in distilled water and it was a success; however, it took longer than putting the cutting in lfs. I think it will a lot faster if the rooting hormones r to be put in the water.
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    Can anyone tell me the NAME of the rooting hormone? Please?
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Doesn't matter, go to any meijers or other store and look for rooting hormone powder in the garden section or ask for the sales asst. they should have it.
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    Rootone works for us. Use gloves. It causes cancer, don't get messy with the stuff.
    How we take cuttings:
    Use a sterile razor blade.
    Cut three leaves worth of stem or more.
    Trim the leaves off to about an inch. The top leaf can be a few inches to allow photosynthesis.
    Take the razor and cut a few tiny slashes (length wise) in the bottom inch of stem. Only go deep enough to break the "skin".
    We sometimes make a paste with the Rootone, othertimes we just dip the cutting directly into the powder. With N. ventrata, N. Coccinea, and some others, don't bother wasting your expensive rooting hormone, just throw the cutting in some mix and it will take.
    Take the cutting and place it in a moist wad of LFS. Put in a shady, humid, very stable spot. Do not disturb until you see at least one pitcher - but on the tip cutting, wait for a few pitchers to form before repotting and treating like a regular plant.
    This time of year is good for taking cuttings. The days are starting to get longer now. Ultra lowland species may not work until mid summer.

    Never had a good time rooting in water - but that's how we do Coleus!

    If you all want to see a pic of our cutting chambers - and an established cutting, we'll take a few pics later and post them.

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