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This started out strickly an experiment for me, having just only had mature pitcher plants, I wanted to see if I could do this.

I took two cutting from my mature pitcher plant last winter and placed it in a small container with vermiculite , sat that container in a butter bowl 1/3 filled with distilled water , so the vermiculite would soak up the water, after which I kept moist( like a squeezed out wet sponge). After about 3 weeks one of the cuttings turned black so I removed it. The other cutting remained green, then I waited and waited with crossed fingers for it to root!

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This spring I took it outside where it drank up plenty of rain water,,

This week it has now developed a pitcher off one leaf and another one forming on another leaf!!!!!!!! clap

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Yipeeeeeeee Now I know it can be done!!!!! I have no idea what went wrong with the cutting that turned black, matter of fact so did the leave stock I cut it from in the mother plant.
why

But time and patients paid off with the other cutting!
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Diane - that is FANTASTIC! You have the MAGIC touch!

I'm still waiting for my plant to grow new pitchers, though it does have about 5 leaves that look like they are growing microscopic ones! I would think with the very high humidity we've been having it would grow like gangbusters...


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Yep Lynne it does Love humidity perferrable atleast 77%. Just make sure the soil is always moist never let it dry out. I read somewhere that if you take diluted orchid fertilizer and mist the leaves with it everyday for a week , it will be encouraged to put off pitchers.,, IF there are any browned leaves or shriveled Pitchers Go ahead and cut those off.

Here's hoping you see pitchers soon!!


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Congrats! Great job!


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I'm just doing an update on the starter pitcher plant,, It will be staying in this pot until spring,,, In another week or two I will be bringing in for the winter,, Unless it warms up, we have been having temps in the low 40's at night,,, No telling here in Tx we may warm up again,, why touched crazy weather,,



This is pitching off almost every leave! clap

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Great job! VERY nice!!!



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Thanks Tom!! grin Sure is nice when you don't know what you really doing and just guessing and experimenting turns out great!!!!


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i'm impressed. i'm also thinking with our 80-100% daily humidity, i might could grow one of those! lol

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Oh absolutely IT would love that enviorment Jiffy!


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i guess i'll have to get one after winter leaves, in march

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I'll send you a start,, Remind me!!


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thumbup thank you diane kissie i'll do that.

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Here are some cuttings I started yesterday. Have them under grow lights and in moving Reverse Osmosis water.

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Dang Jimmy shock Are you starting a C Plants Business??? idea lol lol Your going to have Loads of them By spring!! thumbup


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I hope so grin Carolyn and Melissa have ask me for one each as well I need to send my sister and 4 niece's one each they ask for. egad


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Jimmy, I will buy one from you, or trade you for something I have that you are interested in. I am amazed, those are awesome!

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Can you tell me what kind of soil mix you use. I have nepenthes seeds and really want to grow some.


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start your seeds off in vermiculite! thumbup


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Thanks angelblossom. Now just have to find some.


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Diane, how is your pitcher cutting doing, I'm sure a full grown plant at this point what with your green thumb huh? thumbup I'd love to start a cutting. Suggestions on that from you would be great. Should I cut off any portion of my pitcher? BTW - it did make it through this winter, particularly since I was running back and forth with the plant to my shed. lol

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I've since given them away and started another little one Stephanie,, lol

Find a place with at least 3-5 really good leaves,, don't start with a stock that has already pitcher 'ed tho boohoo because it wont pitcher until new growth starts from the root, At least it didn't with mine, why Any way, after you cut it at an angle dip in root medium and put in vermiculite only and distilled or rain water, again keep it moist like a rung out sponge it will take about 3 months to root really well then it will start pitch'ing! clap


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Thanks Diane. I just copied your great info and will keep in my journal for when I'm ready to try a cutting. flwr

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not to hijack this post but what happened to the garden journal post?

This is the first time I've seen a pitcher plant.

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Here ya go! :wink:


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how did you do that so fast?




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lol I had just been there reading it,, lol


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Wow!! helo girl it has been a long time how are you doing? Your pitcher plant is awesome you must have a green thumb? Sorry have not been on here to much but have soem personel problems and health issues going on so hope to be able to be on here more? How is your dog doing?

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Ok Ladies--I was given a small pitcher plant for my birthday was it.. blush....well anyway it has sopent all summer on a few bricks in the tub my water lily is in, so it is sitting in about an inch of water.

It is not doing much, but is alive at least.
I need to know what to do with it for the winter.....
BTW: It is apparently in regular potting soil--I left it in whatever it was in when Valarie gave it to me.

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BTW: my DD bought my plant at a water plant stand at a farmers market.


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