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By MikeB
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I've grown Venus flytraps for decades, but I never tried leaf-pull propagation until recently. I bought a G16 Slack's Giant last December. Because it had gotten cold quickly where I live, I had to keep the plant indoors over the winter. It did fine for months and then suddenly stopped growing. In early March, I unpotted it and discovered that the growth point had rotted (it turned brown and mushy).

I was going to toss it on the compost pile, but then I remembered the propagation article on ... -fly-traps Rather than write the plant off as a total loss, I decided to give it a try. I pulled all of the healthy leaves off at the base, stuck them in damp sphagnum moss, and put the pot in a south-facing window under LED grow lights. After a few weeks, I spotted the first green sprout at the base of a leaf! In the end, almost every leaf pull was a success, and I now have a dozen little G16 Slack's Giants in the works. I will definitely do this again. :mrgreen:
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By Benny
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Great success Mike! I had my first strike 2 weeks ago, it is such a good feeling! :P
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