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    how long will it take these seedlings to turn into a 4 inch plant or so

    i recently rcd these as a bonus to a trade.......ones in the pic are labeled maxima and i have 3 ampullaria speckled green. So these should do well in my terrarium. i hear neps can 3 years to get a plant from seed? how long on avg will it take these seedlings to transition into say 4 inch tall plants?


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    5+ years depends on your conditions though and the species

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    aww nuts.......was hoping the amps would be less due to their growing speed.....basically put them in corner and forget about them until i see plants. lol. thx.

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    Warm growing species will be faster, yes. But I expect you are still looking at plus-or-minus three years before a seedling of that size will reach 4".

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    It may take a while but what a sence of accomplishment once they get to a size and you can say yeah! i did that

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    Makes me realize that $20 is cheap for a 4 inch nep.
    Last edited by Jcal; 02-10-2013 at 01:44 PM.

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    Depends..I've had ampullaria reach 5 in in a year, spectabilis reach 3in in a year, and ventricosa reach 2in in a year...and some, like my N.dubia seedlings, are going so slow, it will prolly take them 4 years to reach 4in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcal View Post
    Makes me realize that $20 is cheap for a 4 inch nep.

    my train of thought is similar...rather just buy em bigger but ill do it once or twice for the experience i guess.....or possibly for some rare lowland species/hybrid.
    Last edited by cpbobby; 02-10-2013 at 07:21 PM.

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