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    I took leaf cuttings from one of my vft's (common) in june, and I finally have a plantlet. I followed instructions from SAVAGE GARDEN getting some of the white base, placing it flat on its prefered soil, then putting a pinch of soil over it. It took some real patients, the leaves them selves died and I wanted to start over but left them, and I'm glad I did. So for all of you who have never tried this, be patient, if I can do it any one can. good growing Jack [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    jack,
    i am trying this very same thing right now (it's been about 2 weeks so far). i followed the instructions in savage garden, as did you.
    my question, did you put them in ziplock bags (savage garden mentions this, but doesn't go into detail about it)? i did. i had them open (unzipped?) for the first week, then zipped them the second week. sound right?
    how much light did you give them? direct / indirect?

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    Hey, thanks for the encouragement.

    I just tried this last night pulling the leaf in a downward motion to get a bit of the rhyzome. I then buried it about an 1/8th of an inch with a pinch of the canadian sphagnum/perlite mix alongside an adult plant for lack of a better place to put it. I know the leaf will die. I think the book said 4 weeks or so. Can't wait.

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    Me again.

    I think I will try several clippings as I am pretty sure I won't have a 100 percent success rate; some of them will just rot, I'm sure. I just hate to deprive my plants of traps!

    ha, ha.

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    i did one leaf "pulling" from each of my plants that had 1" ish traps (5 total). i just "pulled" a leaf that the trap had already died on, whenever possible.

    also, i'm expecting more like 2-3 mos for any sign of growth.

    good luck!

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    Hi all. Technoracer, I did put them in ziplock bags at first but then I put the pot in a terrarium with a lid. I would keep them in the bags still if not for the tank. I have a shoplight for lighting. I had four leaves that I tried and so far I only have one plantlet but maybe I'll get more. All my leaves turned black and actully rotted away befor the plant came up. I uncovered one of the other dead leaves and it still was firm and white, so I think it just takes lots of time. Also I plan to keep them growing all winter and not let them go dorment
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    thaks jack! i have them in a fish tank, but it's not covered, so the bags are sealed. i'm not going to let any of my vft's go into dormancy this year. hopefully i won't have any fatalities, but if i do, that'll give me an excuse to buy more!

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    Leaf cutting is a great exuse to avoid dormancy...hmmm, I think I like it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] .

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