Re: Nepenthes seedlings

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 17:09:20 GMT+1

> If the _N. vieillardii_ seeds were through the ICPS seedbank
> the problem may be a fungus. The batch of seeds I recieved
> was carrying something.

Usually Nepenthes are very resistant against fungi. If
fungi occur that is usually a sign of wrong growing
conditions for the special plant.
When I had fungus problems so far, infections mostly
happened with plants that were standing at a dark spot or
received spraying too often.
In environments that are kept very moist like chambers to
root cuttings fungal infections sometimes spread rapidly.
I doubt however that the seeds were carrying the fungi. It
sounded like the seedlings growing for a while before
infection starts. Fungi which are carried with the seeds
usually affect seedlings while germination occurs or
shortly after; therefor I feel that this is not likely.
However N. vieillardii is a difficult Nepenthes! They grow
nicely for me until they've reached +/-10cm in diameter and
then they become really problematic!
Try to grow them with lots of light in a humid and warm

All the best


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