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    I have never tried cuttings and was thinking about trying it with leaves whose traps have died or blackened. How do you separate it without disturbing the rest of the plant?

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    pull downward and get white base with the leaf. shouldn't bother it.

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    I have made successful leaf cuttings from VFT's that way myself. I gently peel the leaves down from the bulb of the plant, getting some of the white base. This is were the new plants will form. I place the leaf into a pot with a mix of peat moss, long fiber sphagnum , and perlite covering the white part of the leaf with the soil. I then cover the pot with a clear dome to keep the humidity as high as possible. I keep the pots in a bright lit area. The uncovered end of the leaf will start to die and blacken. Then when I think it has not worked, I notice the little VFT plants starting to grow. Does not work 100% of the time, but success rate extremely high.


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    how long does this take? is it like a root cutting of a drosera where it takes about a month?

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    rmember to spray the cutting with a fungicide to prevent fungus,

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    Thanks, Steve. This may seem like a dumb question, but can the bright light be sunlight? In other words, can this be accomplished outdoors or only under growlights?

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    I place mine outside under my table.


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    Thanx!

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