Re: Leaf cuttings didn't work!

From: Carl Strohmenger (HSC) (
Date: Mon Aug 09 1999 - 07:59:18 PDT

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 10:59:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Carl Strohmenger (HSC)" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2857$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Leaf cuttings didn't work!

Hi Amy,
        I think that for leaf cuttings to take root, there must be at least
a little bit of merisyem tissue attached at the end that came off the root
or stem. If you cut the leaves off, then you probably did not get any
meristem tissue. If you carefully tear the leaf from the root or stem, then
usually some of the meristem tissue comes away with the leaf. Meristem
cells are located in the apex where leaf attaches to stem.
- Carl

On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, Amy E. Ritchie wrote:

> I cut some leaves off of a bunch of different sundews: D. capensis, D.
> adelae, D. slackii, D. aliciae, and D. intermedia. I had read a book that
> showed in pictures how to cut and plant them, and then it said in a few
> weeks little baby plants should be growing from them. I laid them
> top-down on some peat moss, kept the humidity hight, and here it is,
> atleast a month later, and nothing has happened. All the leaves are just
> brown and shriveled up. Why is this?? I read that some sundews won't
> reproduce this way, but it said D. capensis would.
> Amy
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