Re: Leaf cuttings will not work!!!

Date: Thu Sep 23 1999 - 11:45:19 PDT

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 14:45:19 EDT
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Subject: Re: Leaf cuttings will not work!!!


> I have tried so many times to propogate my plants by
>leaf cuttings. I took very many leaves (leaving some of
>the petiole on) of all my sundews (such as adelae,
>capensis, aliciae, and D. filliformis tracyi) and my
>VFTs. I laid them all on a bed of sphagnum moss.


what are you doing for light? I have great success soaking leaf
cuttings in a superthrive solution of 10 drops per quart for 1 minute.
Then I place them in petri dishes, under 12-14 hrs of artificial light,
floating in water. Live sphagnum also works. I have much more hit or
miss luck in a greenhouse or outside - they seem to like the more
regulated environment inside. Hope this helps.

Take care,

-Thomas Hayes


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