Re: Seedling

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Thu, 14 Jul 1994 09:57:34 -0400

> I have a very basic question:
> Exactly what does a Nepenthes seedling look like? I checked my seeds
> the other day and found a very small plant (about 2 cm high).
>I have transplanted it and am waiting to see what happens...

> (stuff deleted)
> Chris

For all the Nepenthes seed I have seen the first two leaves -I forget
what they are called- look very much like grass. The third leaf,
however, will include a tiny trap a few mill. long. This trap may not
be fully differentiated. If you are not certain after the third leaf,
wait a little longer, after the fourth or fifth leaf you will know for

FWIW, I personally don't transplant seedlings with just a few leaves
unless its an emergency, ie mold in the pot. I lose too many that way.
Other growers may do it more routinely.

Tom in Fl