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pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:17 pm
by manzano167
has anyone succes with this or succes with an other type of water pulling and by that i mean like did u guys added sugar anything like that to get a stike? :)

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:22 pm
by watnazn
It has worked me using sundew leaves. I just put them in a small container and put it on the windowsill and wait 6 weeks and they sprout. I wouldn't do the sugar thing.

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:06 pm
by manzano167
what about VFT's i want to know about vft pure water pullings if it works only pure water or you have to add something

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:41 pm
by Matt
what about VFT's i want to know about vft pure water pullings if it works only pure water or you have to add something

Pullings will strike in pure water (I've done it), but you're much better off starting them in sphagnum or even the regular soil mix you use for VFTs.

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:32 am
by manzano167
did you strike with only WATER not tap water but RO or distiled give me tips like do i need to keep humidity high?

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:45 am
by Matt
did you strike with only WATER not tap water but RO or distiled give me tips like do i need to keep humidity high?

Yes, I used distilled water when I did my experiment. If you treat your pullings the same as your plant, they will take. There's really not any reason to do much of anything special to them and certainly putting them in pure water is nothing more than novel, and it certainly won't increase your chances to get a strike. It helps to put them in sphagnum, but pure water isn't necessary at all.

If you want to keep the humidity high, use a ziplock bag or a plastic container with a lid that you can close. Pullings seem to strike well even with ambient humidity if you use sphagnum.

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:26 am
by manzano167
i have 2 pullings in baggy under the florescent light its a 18 watt 2 inches away theres a paper wet inside baggy and the pulling is at the top of paper not covered just covered by the ziplock and i blew a little inside for little space ( the ziplock was squishing the pulling not hard but just incase) is there anything else to do or that will do the trick to strickk aso i have an other 2 pullings in pure water in this glass cup covered on top to keep humidity high and its also on the side of the light is this ok?

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:24 am
by manzano167
english please LOL :lol:

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:38 am
by Matt
i have 2 pullings in baggy under the florescent light its a 18 watt 2 inches away theres a paper wet inside baggy and the pulling is at the top of paper not covered just covered by the ziplock and i blew a little inside for little space ( the ziplock was squishing the pulling not hard but just incase) is there anything else to do or that will do the trick to strickk aso i have an other 2 pullings in pure water in this glass cup covered on top to keep humidity high and its also on the side of the light is this ok?

That sounds fine. Basically just keep the pulling moist, give it good light and it should strike.
english please LOL :lol:

I don't see any foreign languages in this thread ;)

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:39 am
by manzano167
huh then am seeing stuff weird!!! :o

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:33 am
by moof
I used once distilled water with some IAA (Indole-3-acetic acid). The effects were amazing, lots of young plants.

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:11 am
by mitch
moof, were can i buy IAA?

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:57 am
by Adam
Interesting, I'd like to hear more on the IAA method... what concentration?

Re: pure water leaf pullings

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:19 am
by Ronnie
I'd also like to hear more?