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    Hi I have 1 vft (about 2 years old with 6 big traps, 4 average traps and 4 little traps)and by reading other people posts I have gathered that the best way to get new vft is to get the leaf with a bit of white rhizome attached to it to the bottom and plant it into a container with peat moss 60% and horticultare sand 40% and put same live sphagnum moss on top to speed up the process? Just a few points a need a hand is:

    can you use dry sphagnum and by watering it it will turn alive?

    and any other advice or pointers, my vft is growing on a window sill that gets a lot of light and its just start of spring in new zealand.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated thankyou,

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (kiwigrower @ Nov. 13 2006,8:25)]can you use dry sphagnum and by watering it it will turn alive?
    I can help you with the first question: From what I have read, yes, if you water dry sphagnum, you will see new growth in time.

    I do not have any experiance on taking leaf cuttings, so just wait for someone with experiance in this area to post, but from what I have read in previous posts, you have the right idea.

    Good luck on growing new VFT's!
    -Joel from Southern California


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    The dried LFS will take awhile before it becomes living LFS. I have had success with just embedding the basal part in the live LFS, uncovered, by window sill light. It would probably do better if it were under fluorescent lights!

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    I have seen sphagnum grow from dead dry sphag...it takes at least 2-3 weeks till you notice tiny small green shoots coming off the dry sphagnum...keep in mind that yeah...the sphagnum has to be wet always. But, it takes at least 2-3 months before you will notice any good amount of moss and once it gets established it starts spreading like a weed..but just slower.

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