So I'd like to try growing a new VFT from a leaf cutting, and had a few questions I was hoping you guys could help me out with. *The method I've read is to hold the leaf (trap) as low as possible, then pull down and away from the plant to tear off both the leaf, and a little bit of the white part (rhizome?). *What I'm wandering is how this works at all. *If you try to pull down *thump* there's dirt there, unless you pull the main plant up out of the medium and I can't imagine that would be a good idea. *Besides, doesn't all the jarring from the tearing motion potentially damage the plant?
Can this be done more effectively with a razor blade? *It would be much easier to just cut off a trap manually. *I could make sure I get some of the white part instead of just hoping, and leave a clean incision that I would guess would be less stressful on my adorable new VFT. *Any thoughts?
Also, how often can I take another leaf cutting? *I'd like to do two (and hopefully get them both to grow). *Should I give it a day / week / month / etc between cuttings?