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By NepEthusiast
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#76964
Today in the morning my Nepenthes Veitchii arrived, and when I opened the box up, I noticed that the Nep have another Nep growing from the side of stalk/trunk :o. Can I propagate it? And why is it growing another Nep?
By hackerberry
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#76968
Hello,

Looks like a basal shoot. Could be an effect of pgr if it has been tissue cultured or the plant is just matured enough. Have the shoot grow a bit more and then you can cut it for propagation. Congrats on the Veitchii, I love this plant.

hb
By NepEthusiast
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#76976
Looks like a basal shoot. Could be an effect of pgr if it has been tissue cultured or the plant is just matured enough. Have the shoot grow a bit more and then you can cut it for propagation.
The basal shoot has already has 3 normal sized pitchers, and it's about the same size of the parent plant, do you think It's ready to cut it?
By snapperhead51
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#77108
put a pic up so we can make a better judgement call please a bit hard to make a critical decision on a written description thanks
j
By NepEthusiast
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#77179
put a pic up so we can make a better judgement call please a bit hard to make a critical decision on a written description thanks
j

Sorry but I can't because I lost my USB cable for my camera :cry:, its kinda like 2 heads in one body....That's the best I could explain, sorry :oops:
By snapperhead51
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#77225
ok yer its not so good when you loose them parts been there dont that :mrgreen:
ok still hard to make a call on this , as some times they appear to be one plants when in fact there are 2 plants in the same pot juts all the roots are tangled up !! or it can also split into 2 stems from the one plant or root system , which also happens a lot , you may need to remove from potting mix and take a look at the stem from the root ball to see if infact its either of what i have suggested so we can still make a proper call on it need more info still !!
By NepEthusiast
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#77364
as some times they appear to be one plants when in fact there are 2 plants in the same pot juts all the roots are tangled up !! or it can also split into 2 stems from the one plant or root system , which also happens a lot , you may need to remove from potting mix and take a look at the stem from the root ball to see if infact its either of what i have suggested so we can still make a proper call on it need more info still !!
The "basal shoot" is growing right on the stem, so it's not a second individual plant
By snapperhead51
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#77374
ok seems like you have the right terminology now a Basel shoot ok , well all neps produce these at some stage in there grow life some early like yours, some later like lowii , , at this stage or your PC growing i would just let it grow until you have a great knowledge of what to do and when and how , , there will be no harm to your plant at all and having 2 growth points means more pitchers for you to look at , some of mine have up to 6 or 7 Basel shoots on a lot of plant so I just let them grow till there are to big, and old enough and then make cuttings from the older stems , my advice is to gain some grow experience for a year or more then do some cuttings as the plant get larger hope that helps
J
Last edited by snapperhead51 on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
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