Growing Nepenthes from seed

Robert St-Jean (
Mon, 15 May 1995 08:05:05 -0400

Has anyone been able to germinate
Nepenthes seeds from the ICPS seed
bank? I've planted seeds of various
Nepenthes species in a dozen pots on
March 15th. None of the seeds have
germinated. The seeds were placed on top
of moist peat moss. Distilled water was used
and the surface was sprayed with a solution
of Benomyl. The pots were covered with
plastic bags to retain moisture and placed
under fluorescent lights at an average
temperature of 72 F. The only seeds that
germinated are those of drosophyllum and