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By elaineo
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I accidentally made a 24" cutting and rooted it. there's a growth point at the top and then a long bare vine going into the potting media. What can I do to make it look less silly?
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By Intheswamp
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What Camden said. Make a few cuttings and get a pot full of nep growing. I'm not sure that a single cut end can support 24 inches of vine...maybe, maybe not...??? :? I'm no expert, for sure!!!! ;)
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elaineo wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 7:46 pm wait a sec... if i detach the growth point from the roots, will the roots sprout a new head? like a hydra?
It should sprout a new node yes, well… it depends on if this is a long woody stalk or a green stalk.
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By optique
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Some vine cuttings just have a lot of space between nodes. You can bury it deep or cut it a 2nd time to make it look better, like the maxima wavy in this photo. Also the hardest brown sticks can put out new growth. It just takes longer.

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By elaineo
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optique wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 8:53 pm Some vine cuttings just have a lot of space between nodes. You can bury it deep or cut it a 2nd time to make it look better, like the maxima wavy in this photo. Also the hardest brown sticks can put out new growth. It just takes longer.

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Wow! I just trimmed all the brown stems off my nepenthes today and threw them in the compost. d'oh. well I don't think anyone needs more ventratas around here :b
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