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    Received, thanks JK! It must have been one healthy nep which produced those seeds...thanks to Sydneyneps too.

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    So has anyone had luck with germination? The US growers I sent some of that seed to haven't had any luck so far, but the Europeans (Sweden & UK) have.

    The female ventricosa I obtained the seed from has several growing points, two of which flowered, one of them twice! So three seed heads in total, 2 of which were pure ventricosa. That's a lot of seed. As there are more mature growth points, I'm expecting even more seed next year. In addition, I have about 9 other species which have now matured and should flower this spring.

    Hamish
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    Not so far, but I have received much training from the wiser ones in this forum in the aspect of patience, so I am not going to fling them just yet.

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    Patience is definitely needed with Nepenthes. I just heard from a friend that a guy we know has had some N. talangensis seed he sowed 2 years ago germinate!

    Hamish
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    It's now more than a month since my last post - has anyone in Singapore had any germination of that ventricosa seed?
    Demystifying Nepenthes: http://www.nepenthesforeveryone.com

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    Yup I have had a few germinate but they are still TINY. Hey Sydneyneps what conditions do you grow the parent neps in? Isn't ventricosa supposed to be a highlander? If so I may consider moving it into my highland terrarium.

    Jason

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    Jason,

    Glad to hear you've had some germination. They'll stay small for about a year, then start to pick up speed and get bigger quite quickly.

    The parent plants grow outside in a northerly aspect (so being the southern hemisphere, is the sunnier half). Winters here in Sydney have nights down to about 5-9C, and days between 14-19C. Summers nights vary from 17-25C, and days from about 23-40C. My outdoor ventricosa grow best in autumn and spring when nights are cool and days are warm but not too hot. Humidity is also a bit higher during those seasons. Winter has low humidity, and days are short, so pitchers are few and often small. Summer is warm and often humid, but some ventricosa varieties refuse to pitcher for me in the middle of summer.

    The ventricosa I grow in my greenhouse pitcher all year round.

    Ventricosa is a true intermediate, but will grow well in both highland and lowland conditions. I've never grown it in true lowland conditions (a la bicalcarata), but I've heard of others who do with success. Basically, provided you don't freeze it or burn it, it will cope with everything else.

    Hamish
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    All right, thanks, I will try to grow them as a lowland species and see how they likt it. May think of making an intermediate terrarium soon. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]

    BTW, where is your greenhouse located? Maybe I can visit next time I go to australia. Also do you know if captive exotics ships overseas at this point in time?

    Thanks,
    Jason

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