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Rhaphidophora tetrasperma has become readily available due to its mass production using tissue-culture or otherwise known as micropropagation. So plants are kind of being cloned artificially in laboratory environments from cells or tissues of donor plants.

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Should I have any concerns regarding a Rhaphidophora tetrasperma produced with this method? Or these plants will be the same as a naturally propagated one?

My main areas of concerns are:

  • Susceptibility to diseases, etc. Will it be as healthy as regular one?
  • Will a tissue-cultured plant be as a prolific grower as a regular one?

I am asking because I have seen some small plants at my local nursery, with thick stems and 3-4 leaves, 1-2 with fenestration. Overall they did not look very healthy but they were small plants so maybe they just need some time to grow and get nicer. I am not sure if I should grab them or look for some other source.

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