Hi all, me again with a question for seed growers, especially Nepenthes attenboroughii seed.
I'm a beginner and tried my first Nep seeds: I bought some (probably old) Nepenthes seeds online and sowed them the 13th of september. Only the attenboroughii germinated (october 15th), now 8 plants (from which 4 still stuck in the seed with their top)
I am very happy with them, it's a rare and beautifull species, but now I'm worried about their growth: after 1,5 months, they haven't anything but the cotyledons. (I'll post a pic this week) My reaction today was looking in 3 guides from terraforums on growing Nep from seed, but the guides specialise in germination, not first growth. So I have some questions.
Oh yes, my setup is a bit poor: windowsill in a plastic tray with the lid leaving some apertures for air circulation and lower humidity then 100pcnt, temperature around 21 Celcius or 70 fahrenheit. No fertilisation so far, no sterilisation of medium, no fungicide: nothing, only rain water. I can't measure humidity yet, I'll buy a hygrometer when I see one in the store
First of all what are you experienced guys' seedling conditions? One guide mentioned not too much humidity, not spraying them...? Temperature like they were adult? Moisture of soil... Say everything you know
Can coffee be used when diluted and then sprayed on cotyledon-sized seedlings?
Those tiny black bugs in the medium, are they harmfull? (rather fast bugs on the dried sphagnum)
How common do germinated seedlings die and from what?
The plants who have the seed on them, should I help them a bit' by trying to remove it carefully?
The lid leaves 2 inches air space from the soil and some apertures. Is that enough, or Should it be like 6 inches?
Please share your seed growing experiences, I would be so pleased if I could keep only 1 Nepenthes attenboroughii