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    Please describe a cutting that can be transplanted into its own pot.

    We had a few cuttings of N. 'Gentle'. We placed these in LFS in plastic zip locks and they turned yellow and finally succumbed to some sort of a fungus I presume. They are black now so I presume it is over for these cuttings? Would that be an accurate assessment?

    We also had a few cuttings of N. ventrata that appear to have all rooted. They have been in LFS inside of plastic baggies for around a month. These were handled the exact same way the other cuttings were handled and all of the baggies were in the same window. The N. ventrata cuttings are all shooting out new growth that is nice and green. As a rule of thumb, when should they be transplanted into their own pots?

    Also too, does anyone have any ideas why all of the N. ventrata cuttings seem to have rooted yet the N. 'Gentle' did not? Is there something we could try differently next time? Any tips or advice would be very much appreciated so that the next time we try this we don't lose all of one species.

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    Generally as soon as you notice they have roots, plant them up and get them acclimated to their more perminent home.

    As for why the N. 'gentle' didn't make it... I really have no idea. Nothing at all was done differently? It is possible that these may just be harder to root though that would just be speculation on my part.
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    My Ventrata cuttings have done fine on their own in lower humidity (I assume that's the issue rather than the actual potting) after maybe a month or more. And they don't do much for a while after that.

    I think maybe it's the bag that did your cuttings in. They need some airflow, though keeping humidity at the same time (without a greenhouse/terrarium/whatever) is tricky. Maybe you should try leaving more space for air to get into the bag and sacrifice the little humidity you lose and see what happens? The more closed off my cuttings have been, the worse they've done.

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    I've always done cuttings by just putting the cuttings right into nep mix in a pot, and putting them with my other neps. They always seem to work for me, at least a good 80% of them. I don't use plastic bags or even terrariums.

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    Laura,
    I make slices in the stem which will be placed in the soil, and dip in rooting hormone. Place the cuttings in equal parts of peat moss, LFS, and perlite. I use plastic cups with holes poked into the bottom. I place them in my kitchen by the sliding glass door where my neps grow. No bags or terrariums used. I have had great success this way with only losing 1 or 2 cutting so far.
    This is my third time making cuttings, and the largest amount I've done at one time. 2 plants got chopped.



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    What... thing...(species/variety/cultivar/subspecies/whatever) are they? they look exactly like my N. belii x ventricosa cutting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ May 06 2005,9:32)]I've always done cuttings by just putting the cuttings right into nep mix in a pot, and putting them with my other neps. They always seem to work for me, at least a good 80% of them. I don't use plastic bags or even terrariums.

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    thats what I do, except I take a razor and I "skin" the bottom of the stem so the "core" is exposed then I dip that "core" in rootone...


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    OK, I noticed that there did appear to be notches in the base of the N. 'Gentle' as well as the N. ventrata cuttings. I do not know if these were actual notches or just the way they were cut. The individual who sent them to us indicated he had used a fungicide. I am sure he did.

    The only thing I can think of given conditions were the same for all cuttings would be that we started running out of freshly hydrated LFS after we ziplocked up the first cuttings which were the N. ventrata. After we ran out, my son added LFS that we had set aside in a baggie from plants we had just purchased to what was left of the fresh LFS. I figured it would be ok and evidently the combination of being in a sealed bag for over a month with less than sterile LFS that had been previously used in shipping other plants must have done them in. I suppose all it takes in a sealed bag is one little pathogen. Odd because the other plants that the LFS was used to keep their roots moist while being shipped are doing perfectly fine. I will never ever ever do that again. I looked up photos of the N. 'Gentle' and that would have been an absolutely spectacular plant not to mention the time it took the man who prepared those cuttings to get them to us. So sad!

    On the brighter side, I am relatively sure I can let my kid pot up his cuttings. He is going to keep the strongest and the weakest plant for himself and he is going to give the other 2 away to kids at his school. I am very happy that he has plants that he sort of got going (with the help of the person who prepared the cuttings) to share with friends.

    Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it.

    Say Steve. My husband lives and passed over the goods when he got home and... is there anything you don't touch that turns out perfect? I mean you seem to have the camera touch, the wood touch, and the cuttings touch and so forth and so on.

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