Ok....so far my germination rates for nepethes seed have been all over the place and I'm trying to narrow down and perfect my technique. I have noticed that many of my falures may be beyond my control. My most recent batch is having mold issues, but other batches never had that issue, and the only other time I've seen seeds mold so readily is when they are damaged in transit, and this is all too common. Also, old seed is another issue....germination for seed over 4 months old is rare and sporadic, and resulting seedlings often die. But I want to make sure I cover all the bases, therefore, I have some questions I'd like to ask those of you who have successfully germinated nepenthes seeds before....
First of all....what media do you use?
second.....what temps are you germinating them at? (specify species too.)
thirdly.....how much ventillation and how much humidity?
and fourthly.....how much light, and what kind, sunlight or artificial?