Re: Allen Lowrie/Nepenthes seed

SCN User (
Fri, 8 Dec 1995 11:28:23 -0800

I have been using milled sphagnum that came from Mosser Lee to sprout all
Nepenthes seed that I grow and that's been several thousand over the years
and still counting. The seed pan is placed on a heat mat of some kind.
Something warm that will keep the bottom of the seed pan between 75 and 80
degrees F all the time. I have been using shoplite flouresant tubes no more
than 3 inches above the top of the seed pan to sprout the seeds. I usually
replace the tubes after 6 months because of the loss of light value. Wet
down the seeds and seal it up in plastic to retain the humidity and moisture.
Fresh seed has an important factor in germinating. Some seed that has been
sitting around for over a month looses alot of its vialability but some kept
in cold storage for several months have sprouted but took just as long as
when they were in storage.Good luck.Truly

Tom Kahl/Nepenthes Club