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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Capslock @ Mar. 05 2005,8:37)]follow the procedures for cuttings (shallow vertical slits on the stems to allow root growth, etc) explained elsewhere on the forum.
    Could somebody please post a link to the relevant thread?

    I've not seen the bit about making shallow vertical slits before... might be why my cuttings are slow to root.
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    Scott,
    Do a search, and it should be findable, but it brings up the point that there should be a definitive guide pinned in this forum for anyone to access easily. I got the process from Savage Garden, by Peter D'Amato. I just use an exacto blade to make slits just through the outer skin of the stem, about 3/4 of an inch long at the bottom of the stem. The roots that form all come from these slits, it seems, so it's logical to assume it increases the chances of success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I just use an exacto blade to make slits just through the outer skin of the stem, about 3/4 of an inch long at the bottom of the stem.
    I, too, use this method. You want to make sure, thought, that you don't slit too deep. Just through the "skin" so the living, growing tissue is exposed to the medium.
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    I got the cuttings yesterday, they look great!

    thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (schloaty @ Mar. 08 2005,9:57)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I just use an exacto blade to make slits just through the outer skin of the stem, about 3/4 of an inch long at the bottom of the stem.
    I, too, use this method. You want to make sure, thought, that you don't slit too deep. Just through the "skin" so the living, growing tissue is exposed to the medium.
    I know one grower who cuts them all the way through the stem. That would be two cuts. He said it encourages more root growth, but I would be frightened to try it unless I had a lot of experimental material to work with.

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    Mine arrived in great shape yesturday.

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    Here is a link to Tony Paroubek's site which has a pretty good pictoral view of exactly how to do Nep cuttings. Should be helpfull for those who have never tried it before.

    To find the pictoral click on "Carnivorous" on the left hand side, then Nepenthes, then scroll to the bottom where it shows Propogation and then click the pictoral link.

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