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    I had a big leaf on my vft with no trap on it, so I decided to pull it off and attempt a cutting. The leaf came off without a fuss, but when I tried to lift it out of the pot, it was still stuck on something. I pulled harder, and long stringy roots came up with the leaf. I cussed, and checked the larger plant to see if it was alright. The mother plant still has some roots, so I think it should be okay. Any suggestions? When I pot the cutting, do I burythe roots in the soil, or just press them into it?

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    Instead of doing a cutting you've just done a division. You probably made your job easier... you don't have to wait for it to root anymore.

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    Ah, that works. I just went outside and buried the roots.

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    Keep us up to date on those cuttings.
    I'm still living off the corpse of the old world.

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    I'll keep you updated... if I even get anything... So far my luck with cuttings has been 0/10 or so. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

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    Well, the leaf cutting has started to die, but it's a bit green near the base so far. No plantlets yet. As for the nub with the roots attached, I lost it in the dirt. I'm going to have to wait for plantlets to poke up.

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    Any green at all is good. They tend to look worse than death warmed over, and yet, there is a possibility of life left in it.

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    I've done the same thing before - most of the leaf dies off for me as well. As long as the base is green/white, then you have hope. I also try not to keep it too soggy, as that can cause it it rot. I like to keep the soil more towards damp.
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