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Thread: Ventricosa cuttings beginning to root.

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    Hi, i'm short on time right now, so i'll elaborate later.

    I went out to my greenhouse this moring. When i picked up a ventrcosa cutting (i was impatient, and i wanted to see if they were moving along) i saw a little root system pokingo out the bottom. It wasn't very big, but definitely roots.

    I'm happy, this is my first successful ventricosa cutting (or third maybe, i haven't checked the others [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] )
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    How long ago did you cut them? If they have root systems they should also be making new leaves and pitchers.

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    About three weeks ago. There is no hint of sprouting from the stem though. I used some rooting hormone, was that a bad idea? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    The cutting with the growing point has a new leaf though. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    That's how my cuttings have gone so far. After a few weeks to a month you start to see roots, then a few weeks after that the growing point (if it's still there) starts to show signs of life, then it makes some unimpressive leaves for a couple more months. If the cutting is mid-stem and needs to grow from another node, I don't usually see anything above the surface develop for 2 months at least.

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    Nothing wrong with rooting powder. I wouldn't expect much after 3 weeks. Probably roots are just starting to poke out of the cut. Will need another month or two at least before it really has much of a root system into the surrounding mix. The cutting from the top will continue to grow slowly since it can absorb limited water through the cut end. Don't let it fool you into thinking it's ready to go just yet! .. patience is the key with Nepenthes cuttings.

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    I'm not sure what's up with my ventrata cuttings.
    I took five cuttings in late July. All 5 have rooted. 2 of the 5 have just started to create the "unimpressive leaves" as endparenthesis puts it. They have taken a long time to get going, so do not be surprised if it takes a while for the node to start to grow with the unimpressive leaves.


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    Nepenthes cuttings take forever for me, especially if one is in a temperate area with no good natural photoperiod, if fluorescents are employed, chances of success are greatly enhanced.

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    I just cut off ones with growth points. Never without. A mother plant will produce a new growth point form a cut stem every month or so so you can usually get a cutting a month. the first leaf that comes out I would not really consider a true leaf. More like a leaf sheath.

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