Re: Nepenthes seedlings

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 15:00:09 GMT+1

> Over the last few months I've had a few N. alata and N. vieillardii
> seeds sprout. But then they have met with various ultimely ends. First,
> some small insect that looked like what we often called "silver fish" ate
> all of my first crop of N. alata seedlings, but left the vieillardii un-
> touched. So I reluctantly transplanted all seedlings to fresh peat moss with
> as little soil attached but without disturbing the roots. Now, the N.
> vieillardii seedlings are dying just as they prepare to put up their second
> pitcher leaf. They simply yellow and die. Is there anything I can try?
> James.

Though in its natural habitat N. vieillardii is a
highland-Nepenthes it likes warm temparature and a humid
climate as seedling. Try a prpagator-cover and lots of
artificial light.

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