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#1 User is offline   Jackywacky 

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 11:54 PM

Hi, i got a VFT 'Big Mouth' here and i was wondering if it would be possible to propagate the VFT by just cutting the leaf at the stalk instead of pulling it from the rhizome?

Another question, what method is viable for striking a nub? soak it in water and wait for a nub or straight dump it in media?
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Posted 05 November 2014 - 08:59 AM

Yes you can do that but with the rhizome, the cutting is more likely to strike.
In our climate and conditions, I find that the best method is to put the cutting on media and not water.


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 09:07 AM

Also, if you are scared that pulling the rhizome will damage the plant or that you do not know how to pull a leaf with the rhizome, firstly, I will tell you that pulling the rhizome will not damage the plant and you should pull a rhizome from an old leaf since it is easier to pull with the rhizome.
Pull gently, very gently to loosen the rhizome and the leaf.
If you pull it strongly, the leaf may break in half and you will not gat a piece of the rhizome.

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 12:54 AM

View PostSalmanTropical, on 05 November 2014 - 09:07 AM, said:

Also, if you are scared that pulling the rhizome will damage the plant or that you do not know how to pull a leaf with the rhizome, firstly, I will tell you that pulling the rhizome will not damage the plant and you should pull a rhizome from an old leaf since it is easier to pull with the rhizome.
Pull gently, very gently to loosen the rhizome and the leaf.
If you pull it strongly, the leaf may break in half and you will not gat a piece of the rhizome.

Salman


Thanks for the advice. It will be useful for my future VFT propagation. Cheers!
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