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    Starting Genlisea leaf cuttings?

    I'm getting a number of leaf cuttings of Genlisea aurea and 2 forms of G. hispidula and I was curious what would be the best way to start them? In Peat, live moss, floating in water...? Sorry if there's been a post about this before.

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    I would go with saturated live moss.

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    So just kinda like getting a Utric plug started then, I can handle that.

    Do you have any Genlisea - are they pretty simple once established? Any of course, do they flower reliably indoors under glass?

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    Peat or peat and sand. It's easy as pie. If you lose the G. hispidula I've got them coming out my ears.
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    I currently have G. hispidula and violacae. They are recent acquisitions. Back a few few years I have had Genlisea colonies flower.

    This was G. lobata:



    This was G. hispidula:


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    Cool they do bloom!

    Do they bloom once a year or on and off?

    Pics I've seen show rosetted clumps kind of like a Sempervium, are those young clumps who just haven't carpeted yet or do they stay mostly confined to the "mound" shape?

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    Mine bloom once they start to get rootbound, it seems. Photoperiod might also have something to do with it... I mostly just stick them in a corner and ignore them so I'm not entirely sure. But once they do get to blooming, they don't seem to stop until I repot them. When mine were in competition with moss and the like they stayed rosetted, but these days I have a few pots that have been totally carpeted. At least one was a pot where I threw all the broken-off leaves and such after a big repotting, so that might explain why they're so prolific in there.
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    Sounds good to me!

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