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    Rare Nepenthes Seed Question

    Hi Guys. I have some rare nepenthes seeds from user, n. bicalcarata. By rare I mean N. Jamban, N. Aristolochiodes and N. Intermis. I really want them to grow successfully and was wondering if my setup was correct for this situation. I have a five gallon terrarium in my basement that is fairly humid and about 55˚F constantly. It gets an artificial light photoperiod of about 12 hours a day. The seeds are sowed on hand chopped New Zealand sphagnum moss. I grow H. minor and cephs in this tank. Is this a good setup for these seeds? also what is the average time of germination for these species?

    here's a pic of the setup:


    thanks guys!

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    I have had quicker germination when I gave my seeds warmer temps, although the time it takes for germination can take as little as a week to a whole year.

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    Way too cold for Nepenthes seeds. Even highlander seeds germinate best in the mid 70's to low 80's.

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    Yeah, you will need day temps in the upper 70's at least to get em to germinate.
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    hmmm... do you think I could heat the tank, but continue growing the heli and ceph in the same tank?

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    Why dont you cover the seed pots in saran wrap and put them in a warmer place?

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    @heli seems like a good idea; will do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    Way too cold for Nepenthes seeds. Even highlander seeds germinate best in the mid 70's to low 80's.
    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    Yeah, you will need day temps in the upper 70's at least to get em to germinate.


    I beg to differ. I rarely allow either my seeds in compost or those in vitro to exceed 20˚ C for any extended period of time; and the high temperatures are often associated with "sudden death" in seedlings . . .
    Last edited by BigBella; 01-06-2013 at 05:03 PM.
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