Re: Growing Nepenthes from seed

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Mon, 15 May 1995 15:07:35 GMT+1

> 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.

Nepenthes seeds do not last for very long if not stored in the fridge
at 4 degrees centigrade. A seedbank (no matter if ICPS or any other
society) can never guarantee for germination as the seed do not look
different when they are dead. Your problem might also be a
temparature problem. Lowland species need high temparatures for
germination and a very humid climate.




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