Carnivorous Pitcher Plants

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  1. waretrop

    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Oh my...I have had many carnivorous plants in my greenhouse for years. I have propagated some along time ago. I forgot how I did it. My babies are growing wonderfully. I have a few that are getting so long I just have to do something soon..Like Sunday... I am talking many feet...any suggestions on the best way to do it...?
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    Wow! Could you cut them back& then root the cuttings? I have absolutely no idea, I must confess. I've never grown pitcher plants.
     
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    No clue but let us know what you find out !
     
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    So I searched it and learned to do cuttings just like I do all clippings...easy peasy...so I looked at my long carnivorous vines that I had held up with ties. and negotiated exactly what I was going to do. I chose 2 plants. 1 being a very very vine. So I clipped stem sections with 3 leaves. I got so many doing it this way. I also labeled them pitcher 1 and pitcher 2 so I could watch how each plant propagated.. After clipping with clippers drenched with alcohol, I dipped each clipping in rooting hormone...and them planted them in a mixture of sphagnum and good potting soil. Then I watered them gently. Tomorrow I will mist them in the morning and water in the afternoon. If I were not here all the time I would put them in a zip lock bag to keep it moist. Here are some of the step by step photos of how it looked... Now it is the waiting game.. watching for new growth on the ends of each clipping...

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    I'm following this topic with great interest Barb as I have a pitcher plant that I almost killed trying to propagate it. :smt053 I didn't realise they were so easy to cope with.
     
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    It's 24 hours I have misted them with my special hose sprayer. I say that because I have not found another one like it. It really is a fine fine mist. I like to do all my air plants, Spanish moss, orchids. Both the stock plants and new planted clippings are looking as crisp as can be. Normally I would put the new clippings in a zip lock baggie and open it once in a while.. As long as I can keep doing my spraying at the beginning and at the end of the day, I will not put them in a baggie. probably going to trim some others soon. I also have many sundews that need to be up potted..I have lots of little babies...I also will be cutting my Spanish moss and starting new baskets.
     
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    I didn`t even know they got that big !
     
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