Well, now that I have procrastinated enough, here are the pictures I long ago promised!
This is what I had to start off with, notice the more compact growth at the top and roots below it.
after the dissection, I have the base of the plant, several leaf and stem cuttings as well as the top. only the base of the plant got to stay out, the other 2 pots are kept in a ziplock bag.
well rooted top that gets potted up by itself.
Poor stretched bugger. this is what happens when they get no additional light for a long while but hey, tough as nails!
I was orriginally going to treat this the same as the others, but afterwards decided that 6 plants would be more then enough, notice the roots already growing.
And the finished product!
I don't know what happened to the pics I thought I took of the 3rd one or the close up shots of stem sections, oh well, but for future reference, pinching pings work quite well, I went from 3 to just over 40!
Thanks! Tom: My potting mixes are ecclectic at best! I've taylored them to my conditions so they are often heavier on the peat because I don't leave my plants in standing watter. the 2" pots 3 have a 1:3:2 pearlite:peat:sand and the others are 2:1 peat:sand. I only use Sphagnum in with neps, occasionally VFT and sarrs, and I use milled sphagnum when seeding.
Mabudon: I'f you really want a good canidate, barely water one and leave it in a dark room for a month or so!
Does anyone find they have a hard time getting leaf pullings to strike? I probably have a 95% success rate. If I'm very carful when pulling they'll all sprout, I find 9 times out of 10 that failure is a result of an injury sustained in removal. What do you guys think? Thanks, Sib
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5