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    Germination Results of Seed from Dexenthes

    So a few months ago, TF member Dexenthes (Filipino journey here!) was generous enough to distribute quite a lot of Nepenthes seed from the Philippines. I received seeds of N. attenboroughii (119!) and N. nov. spec. Mingan (55) in March. This was my first success with Nepenthes seed, after about eight previous attempts. All were sown on March 7th, the day received, on 1:1 chopped long fiber sphagnum, perlite with a topping of live Sphagnum under solid lowland conditions. The first signs of germination were from N. attenboroughii after 2 weeks, with almost all of them germinating within 4 weeks. The N. nov. spec. Mingan took quite a bit longer and the germination rate was much poorer overall (6 seedlings as of this morning) but the ungerminated seeds still look good. After the first pitchers appeared in both pots, they were moved onto the highland rack (~1 month ago). Since then, I have been diligently ignoring them to focus on finals, but a week ago I did remove a lot of the live sphagnum engulfing them.


    N. nov. spec. Mingan, 6 seedlings


    N. attenboroughii sown too densely



    N. nov. spec. Mingan - already eating springtails




    Attenbabies - still some germinating after 3 months

    I would be extremely interested in seeing what everyone else's seeds have done.
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    I have a few attenboroughii, but as of yet no sp. Mingan sprouts...
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    congrats to you both

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    Excellent!!
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    I guess everyone's too busy staring at their seedlings.


    sp. Mingan -- no new germination, so stuck at 6 as of now. Everybody's on second pitchers. Good red on the smaller one.


    Lots of Nepenthes attenboroughii -- some still germinating, some in one-pitchered suspended animation, others on seconds and thirds

    I should start fertilizing them soon...
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    Nice pictures! Are they still too small to catch anything?

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    I'd spray feed em a bit--those leaves are a bit too yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    Nice pictures! Are they still too small to catch anything?
    They are already catching a lot of little springtails that came in with the live Sphagnum.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplantman View Post
    I'd spray feed em a bit--those leaves are a bit too yellow.
    Yeah, I sprayed them down with 1/4 strength MaxSea today. Hopefully they'll begin picking up soon. Maybe some weak coffee for them and a couple of other small Nepenthes is in order.
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    I'm really interested in seeing if anyone got germination from those N. ceciliae x pulchra seeds.
    Last edited by Clue; 06-24-2014 at 08:29 PM.
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