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    The kind of cutting you described will work with many species of Drosera, but not with Dionaea; those require a piece of the whitish root section to work.

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    Whimgrinder: Yes, I did in fact do the same with my Drosera spatulata.
    Sundew: Yes, thank you very much, I have read Barry Rice's FAQ on carnivorous plants.

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    I've wanted to try this on of a few of my vfts but so far the leaves don't seem to want to let go without me taking up the whole plant. That's been an issue with every cp I try to do a "pulling" from. Do I snip and then pull?

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    To take a leaf PULLING, unpot the plant, wash the dirt away from the roots, choose a healthy outside leaf, grab the top, and pull it DOWN AND AWAY FROM THE PLANT. Then, lay it in moist long-fiber Sphagnum. Putting it in a plastic bag would help with humidity, and baby it like a normal plant. Within a month, if you did everything right, you should see little nubs of growth.

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    Ah, that would explain why It seemed like I would need to uproot the plant in order to do it safely. Thanks.

    Not sure I want to do it afterall though... It's taken me several attempts to get a media mix they really like and I hate to bother it... Maybe next time I go to repot them, like this fall time.

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    Do it in spring, after they come out of dormancy. It's not good to disturb them when they're trying to go to sleep.

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    You do not have to uproot the plant. You can just move away the dirt from the plant, grap a leaf, and pull down

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