Re: A rumination on germinating Nepenthes seed.

Andreas Wistuba (
Fri, 25 Feb 1994 15:01:58 GMT+1

> (Someone who's doing in vitro has probably already
> thought about this...)
> Common thought for germinating Nepenthes seed is
> that they must be kept very warm for germination.
> After thinking about this I have a couple of questions:
> 1) Does this seem to apply to both highland and
> lowland species?

I germinate both highland sp. and lowland sp. at room temparature. I
even think that high temparatures inhibit germination. I'm not sure
about this. I grow my in vitro cultures in two separate rooms, a warmer
one and a cooler one. In my impression I get better germination of
Nepenthes (high and low) in the cooler one. I'll check for the