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    nepenthes seed soil mix

    so im getting some nep seeds pretty soon and cant decide what mix to use. the seeds im getting are viking x bicalcarata. i sawe a picture of n.viking in the wild and the soil was really sandy so i decided to go that direction. i made a mix of 50/50 sand/peat and threw in some lfs and about a handful of perlite. i mixed in the sphagnum until it looked loose but still quite sandy and had a bit of the original mix leftover. was wanting to get an opinion of which might be better for sprouting in the long run. heres the two mixes i made:




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    I think either one could work, but I'd use the top one. Personally, I germinate nep seeds on pure cocopeat, but I know a lot of people have success with different mixes - I think other factors like temperature are more important. Keep 'em warm!
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    Pure LFS has worked well for me, but I'm trying my normal potting mix of cedar bark, fir bark, pumice and a dash of charcoal.
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    i put a whole bunch of LFS + some water in a blender and leave it alone for ~3 minutes. Seems to work for me! The key for the soil is making sure the entire seed comes in contact with the compost.

    I think warmth (above 80 is possible) and light are the key factors though. Good luck!
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    dang... all these ideas seem to oppose eachother. i suppose i could try all three

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millipede View Post
    dang... all these ideas seem to oppose eachother. i suppose i could try all three
    That's the big curse of nepenthes cultivation. Nobody ever agrees on anything

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