- Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:30 pm
Here are my suggestions for propagating plants from cuttings:
You're getting a stem cutting. Mix up a small pot of regular growing media. (1:1 Peatmoss:Perlite) Use a pencil and poke a hole in the media. Insert the stem cutting in halfway. Gently close the hole. Put the pot in a ziploc bag with 1/4 inch distilled water on the bottom. Put it under bright lights (No direct sun, it will cook) for a month. It should develop roots and you should see new growth, new leaves appearing.
Drosera leaf cuttings:
Drosera admirablis ssp "Floating"
Drosera binata "Dichotoma"
Get a test tube, Petri Dish or clear container big enough for leaf.
Put distilled water in each one.
Float leaf cutting on top of distilled water or push leaf under water. (I prefer float)
Put cover on each container.
Put under bright light, no direct sun.
If algae grows, or if water becomes murky, change water and rinse cutting.
After 30 days, you should see green growth buds form.
These will grow into plantlets.
30 days later, you should see roots start to form.
Plant your new plants into regular pots of media.
Bag them for 2 weeks to allow the plant to acclimate to media.
Drosera capensis plant.
Plant directly in a pot of regular media.
Bag up plant for 2 weeks to let it acclimate to transplanting and new conditions.
I hope this explains everything well enough.