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    Thumbs up pale/yellow seedlings

    Hi, i sowed some Bongso seed last year and some of them have germinated.
    They started out green but in a few days every new leaf becomes pale/yellow.
    Could this be caused by too much light ?
    They are 10 cm below 2 55 watt pl lights.
    The soil is a mixture of peat, chopped spaghnum and perlite.
    Humidity 90-100%, temperature 18-25 c, photoperiod 14 hours.
    This D. Aliciae is growing in the same conditions.


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    You need to feed them.
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    Chlorosis, with cps it's stopped by nutrients from bugs.
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    Tnx, i gave them some coffee.
    Is it normal for this size seedling to need extra nutrients ?
    Because i read reports from people that germinated neps in pure live spagnum without feeding anything and those plants looked fine to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taliesin-DS View Post
    Tnx, i gave them some coffee.
    Is it normal for this size seedling to need extra nutrients ?
    Because i read reports from people that germinated neps in pure live spagnum without feeding anything and those plants looked fine to me.
    I have had no successful experience with Nep seeds, but after the cotyledons are formed, the leaves have little traps on them. The traps have a purpose... they are there to catch food because even at a small age, they need it.

    Or at least I assume so.
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    You should put springtails in the soil to feed the little pitcher.
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    There were a lot of them but they dissapeared somehow XD
    I'll look for more in the seed trays that haven't germinated yet.

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    They are looking much better now.
    Half of the old pitchers have turned green and growth is a lot faster.
    There have even been 2 new germinations
    This seed was sown in late november.
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