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    Hey, no problem, I enjoy helping when I can and that is not usually because I am also new at the carnivorous plant thing... or at least fairly new.
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    hello there. I was just wondering, does anyone know if i can separate individual leaflets of my venus flytrap and repot them on their own. Am wanting to give one away.

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    I haven't said welcome yet, so welcome! The savage garden recommends this method for leaf cuttings:

    "Peel leaves off the rhizome with a downward tug, being sure that the whitish base of the leaf is intact. Lay the whole leaf right-side up on a peat/sand mix, or long-fibered or milled sphagnum. Lightly cover the base of the leaf with a pinch of soil. Keep humid and damp in bright light. Clear plastic bags or seed propagation trays work well to ensure high humidity. In a few weeks, plantlets will appear at the leaf base or on the leaf margins. In a few months when plantlets have several leaves and roots, they can be potted up individually."

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    I couldn't have put it better myself, CN. It usually takes about four weeks to take root.
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    Thank you both very much for the advice. This is my first ever venus fly trap, and once it finally caught a fly I was so creeped out I promised it to my friend, but now it's grown on my and I really don't want to part with it. Anyway, thanks again. One more question though, what exactly is the rhizome? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    Hello and welcome!

    I'm new to this forum as well.

    The rhizome is another name for 'bulb like'
    VFT'S don't have true bulbs.

    I don't think you have to strip the leaflet clear down to the roots when taking leaf cuttings. I think you want a good part of the white which will have the genetic material intact to make a new plant. I think that is what the guys here are telling you; right guys?

    Correct me if I'm wrong.

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