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Thread: Leaf cuttings: can dead/blackening traps be used?

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    No, it most definitly WILL affect long term plant health. Removing the live part, however small it is, still injers the plant, steals nutrients it could have reabsorbed, stresses the plant, and opens a place for infection.
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    To be safe go with a live leaf.
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    Well, yea, you can't use a dead/black leaf to do a cutting. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    As Darci said, constant peeling will affect long term plant health. The occasional peeling will usually not cause a problem. Everything in moderation. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I had a VFT suddenly develope multiple growth points after I took a couple of cuttings (which didn't root, but I think I know why). Has anyone else seen this? Just a co-inky-dink? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    how long does it take cuttings to start from when you first put it in the soil
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    Quote (schloaty @ Aug. 04 2003,3:22)
    I had a VFT suddenly develope multiple growth points after I took a couple of cuttings (which didn't root, but I think I know why). Has anyone else seen this? Just a co-inky-dink? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Schloaty, any chance you covered the growth point when you were done? I've noticed the pattern that if a growth point of a VFT is covered up, there's a chance that the plant will develop more growth points. It's happened to me on about 5 occasions now. Usually when I was paying attention in repotting something.

    Also, if I remember correctly, didn't someone accidently nick the growth point and something weird happened? I thought it was Darcie, but I may be mistaken.

    Then again, it could have split the rhizome when you took a cutting and put out a growth point from there. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    It took mine 1 1\2 months to produce 8 traps from a leaf cutting.
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