As you can see in the pics on my sig...I have this little setup with 4 VFT's. I am getting a couple more soon right off tissue culture. Now Keehns has told me that tissue culture plants are very strong and show amazing recovery right off tissue culture when planted. I am noticing this as ...its been 2 weeks and all my new plants have adjusted well and show growth...There were few (2) per plant trap and leaf losses but it was not too bad.
Now the traps on those plants are fine...BUT...notice this:::
The first is the trap of my DENTATE. It was the one from walmart. I guess I can SAY that it is healthy becos there are many more small shoots coming from the base. (2 to be precise). Now this specific one (the small one to the right)...has been like this for atleast 2 weeks..with little to almost none progress.
However, exhibit 2 is the BRAND NEW trap from my new 2 weeks ago recieved tissue cultured B-52. As you can see...in these two weeks that was fast growth. That seems normal as the leaf is aptly sized...and the trap is BECOMING the right size.
Just to report the growing conditions....My plants grow in 70% peat+ 30% perlite...kinda not uniform....the lighting involves INDIRECT....DIM light.... well......light from a north or south facing window.(not sure)...NO DIRECT SUN. Yet....I use this OTT-LITE lamp for atleast 18 hrs in a day.
Now....some of the traps have to be more apt....a minor redness in them..... not entirely as it is SUPPOSED TO bE for a B52.
But I guess....as long as the plants grow atleast slowly but kinda healthy till next april...that should be fine till I go back to home from uni. There really isn'tmuch more I can do for light....I am a uni student....last yr I had a east facing window....but Alas! This yr ...I wasn't fortunate enough.
So my question would be.....how long does it take for a regular VFT to make a new leaf entirely? The tissue culture ones seem pretty fast. All of them are in this same stage now....the leaves are ready to get their teeth and semi opening in the process. How long does it take to reach full size and growth for the leaf??
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