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Nepenthes cuttings pics.

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Quick share of my cuttings done three months ago in perlite.Alittle more than half survival rate.
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Nice roots
 
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What species are you rooting? Have you found a benefit in rooting in perlite over just water?
 
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Ya perlite method it's the only way I have ever done so I can't compare.
I had a few diffrent type N.intermis,sibuyanensis x hamata,Marbled Dragon,truncata x ephippiata, ramspina and reinwardtiana.
 
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An interesting collection of plants there. Did any of them root better than the others? I'm curious if some just don't like the perlite.
 
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The 4 Nepenthes intermis cuttings didn't root and the I only got one of the three ramspina to root.But who's to say that it was the perlite.They could be just a difficult plant to root in general. This perlite method is straight from S.N.W.
 
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Yep I was told about it by another local grower. I've only done it once, but it was successful with both the albomarginata cuttings I used it with. The first time I tried I used a regular LFS/perlite mix and was successful with a ramispina cutting as well as 1/2 "Triffid" cuttings, but lost a number of others.

I think it may help to use a drained container so you don't accidentally overwater. Well-drained perlite seems to hold just the right amount of moisture for cuttings.
 
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I've had success with LFS/perlite/orchid bark, but I may have to try that perlite method some time. It seems like the cuttings would be easier to separate once rooted as opposed to any LFS-based mix.
 

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The 4 Nepenthes intermis cuttings didn't root and the I only got one of the three ramspina to root.But who's to say that it was the perlite.They could be just a difficult plant to root in general. This perlite method is straight from S.N.W.

I've tried to root Nepenthes inermis cuttings a few times without any success, mostly in live sphagnum. On a list of difficult cuttings to strike, N. inermis is definitely up there. Anecdotally, I get the best strike rate in my regular mix of sphagnum and perlite or live sphagnum (generally 80-90%); the water method and the perlite method were comparable for me (60-70%), although rooting seems to take longest in water.
 

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I've tried to root Nepenthes inermis cuttings a few times without any success, mostly in live sphagnum. On a list of difficult cuttings to strike, N. inermis is definitely up there. Anecdotally, I get the best strike rate in my regular mix of sphagnum and perlite or live sphagnum (generally 80-90%); the water method and the perlite method were comparable for me (60-70%), although rooting seems to take longest in water.

Yeah, add to that mikei which doesn't readily root either. I also haven't had any luck with inermis and I know someone who when they took cuttings, the whole inermis vine they took cuttings from died back too! I think glabrata didn't work out either.
 
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