FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by

Discussions on how to propagate your plants sexually and asexually, by seed, natural division or leaf pulling

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By Ewreck
Posts:  276
Joined:  Sun May 09, 2021 3:05 am
Between root cuttings and leaf cuttings in your experience is one faster than the other to make strikes or do they generally take about the same time?
Edit: I meant for this question mainly about drosera I guess I should have put that. Example like a Capensis or something where you could do either a leaf cutting or root cutting. Which would grow plantlets faster. Or is there any benefits of one over the other other than leaves are easier to get to rather than uprooting your plant every time you want to propagate?
Thanks for the responses.
Last edited by Ewreck on Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:51 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
By Hang
Posts:  235
Joined:  Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:46 am
VTF requires rhizome, takes about 1-2 months to strike.
I had big mouth leaf in sphag for almost 2 months and thought it was done, but did in fact strike

i have a couple pullings with root intact but who knows how long it would take
User avatar
By Shadowtski
Posts:  4457
Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
In my experience, the results are about the same for propagating Drosera through root and leaf cuttings.
Some species (D. regia) will propagate through root cuttings but not through leaf cuttings.
Some species (D. burmannii) will not propagate through either type of cutting. Stick to seeds.
Some species will propagate through flower scape cuttings.
As always, this is just my 02¢ worth.
User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Posts:  2522
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
For me, they bud around the same time (as Mike said). However, root cuttings grow a lot faster than leaf. :?
Ewreck liked this

The chemical composition of the fertilizer shoul[…]

Flytrapcare not "safe"

It's running again. Thanks Matt. :) None of the br[…]

Pests on my sundew.

Why do these little bugs appear ?

Nepenthes cutting giveaway

Woot woot! Thank you! Anyone have some best prac[…]

Dx FL giant (thank you elaineo)

D x Florida Giant.

D. tokaiensis (thank you carnies)

D. tokaiensis. These are propagating just about e[…]

Drosera capensis "Wide Leaf". Flowering[…]

D. 'Dreamsicle' (Thank you Apollyon)

Drosera x Dreamsicle. It's a large tangled mess r[…]

Support the community - Shop at!