Question do you guys have any podcasts,care sheets, ect. on how to propagate temperate sundews/dewthreads from leaf cuttings?
Answer Hi Dillon,
We don't but here's a pretty foolproof method. Take newer leaves off of temperate sundews such as Dewthreads, D. rotundifolia, D. intermedia, and float them in a container of distilled water. With D. filiformis types it helps to cut the leaf into 2 inch sections. Put a transparent cover over the container and keep it in a bright area, but not in the sun. Fluorescent lights work best. In about 3-4 weeks they will start to develop little plantlets and roots. At that point you can take them out of the water and plant them in some peat moss.
You should also be able to do a web search for taking sundew cuttings. The Savage Garden also has a section on how to do Sundew cuttings.
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