FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by

Discuss all micropropagation related topics here.

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By MaxVft
Posts:  1212
Joined:  Sat May 08, 2021 4:17 am
I’ve been looking into tissue culture for a while so I can propagate my flytraps a lot faster, but I don’t know where to start.

Do I need a specific one for CPs like this: or is there a cheaper solution/kit I can get?
User avatar
By Carnies
Posts:  1230
Joined:  Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:48 pm
That's fine, I've tried TC and I used MS media w/agar. I recommend MicroClone, they have pre mixed media and gelgar, and vessels. You also need the seed sterilizing solution, also on their website. Another component is PPM, a plant perservative, to keep conatmination down, I'd get it from their website, Plant Cell Technology. They also have a TC kit, I would recommend. You'll need some stuff from home:
Isopropyl Alcohol
Hydrogen Peroxide
Baking Soda

I highly recommend getting a turkey baster, magnetic stirrer, and a 1000ML beaker. All from amazon. This will cost upwards of 150, and most of the time, you will see contamination in your vessels, causing you to restart. I am sticking to leaf cuttings, although it takes a while, it still has good results and you'll have small sized plants in three months. Here's Matt's guide to TC, SUPER helpful:
Nepenthes0260, Camden M liked this

If you are getting plants from Bergen, I would war[…]

I actually live in zone 7A (near DC). I currently […]

List keeps growing! Some really nice grabs. :D

October bonus

It's definitely cooling off, and leaves are changi[…]

New donation

I'd like to thank Aquis31 for his latest donation.[…]

New ping owner…. Help?

It sounds like you're doing well tbh! There are a […]

Heliamphora pollination

Day 3 after the flower has opened, and still no po[…]

Large burn on my Nepenthes

That is unfortunate but at least it isn't fatal. T[…]

Support the community - Shop at!