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    Beware of seeds from ebay sellers thet are usually old and very unlikely to germinate. Nep seeds are very dirty if you do get seeds its wise to clean them before sowing, im sure someone in here has a good method of doing so .
    Goodluck hun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rareraven View Post
    So I should just stick with the adult plants and forget trying with seeds?
    No. But do some research before buying seeds: find out who is reliable and who is not. (Most fleabay sellers are NOT) And do yourself a huge favor and obtain "locally grown" hybrid seeds of ANY kind for your first efforts, so that you aren't wasting precious species seed to learn technique on. Many members of this community offer home-bred hybrid seed for free just for this purpose. Watch for giveaways.

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    I never know what to expect with giveaways, there was this one that had a whole box of nepenthes and I was like how bid is the box?. Because I only want one or two, not a whole box of them.

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    Well, since you already got them, better not waste the moment.

    i have all of my seeds setup the exact same way. (However, I do Not use peatmoss. Only
    Chopped sphagnum). Mold will ALWAYS be a constant war. When I get moldy seeds, I simply
    Grab a pair of tweezers, remove the moldy ones, and continue on. Just because a few are moldy
    Doent mean the entire batch is bad... At all. Some of my best batches were plagued with various fungi in
    The beginning for months, despite my daily efforts.

    From there, I usually open their bags a couple times a week and humidify the inside.
    This will keep the seeds moist, and encourage germination. I have shaded light
    In the seedling racks, but ive only germinated highland species, so take from that
    What you will
    Last edited by NemJones; 09-25-2015 at 08:33 AM.

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    But if I get nothing after four months. Do I keep the seeds of buy new ones in the spring? Because most from what I've seen online are from south east Asia and I'm not sure if I fully trust those sellers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rareraven View Post
    I never know what to expect with giveaways, there was this one that had a whole box of nepenthes and I was like how bid is the box?. Because I only want one or two, not a whole box of them.
    I'm confused. If "a whole box of them" is too many, then why would you want to start Nepenthes from seed?? Assuming you do it right, you will end up with way more than one or two, I assure you.

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    A whole box of plants not of seeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rareraven View Post
    A whole box of plants not of seeds.
    Yes, I realize that's what you meant.

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