Post by allenphoon on Jun 14, 2015 17:51:07 GMT -5
Just wondering, how many of the forumer here had raise nep seedlings from seeds to mature plant?
if yes, how long did you took? (i was wondering about the stenophylla seedlings that i just sow, still got extras, who interested? haha )
i raise lowlander before, an average would take 2-3years for it to mature and bloom. THe fastest i ever had was rowanae x rafflesiana, one particular seedlings was able to mature and bloom within a year. But it only reach 1 meter in height
I never had much success with the growth rate of nepenthes seedlings. My N.ampullaria is still sulking in it's 1cm stage. I'm thinking coffee may improve the results of the seedling growth, just make sure it isn't too strong.
I only really grow highlanders and the occasional intermediate. But if you can run the gauntlet of their early stages of life, and you provide favorable conditions consistently. Seedling growth becomes exponential for a good long while
Post by snapperhead51 on Jun 15, 2015 7:09:56 GMT -5
really will depend on the plant and your growing conditions too , from seed a hybrids will grow the fastest, the specie the slowest. people, in Borneo or subtropical will grow neps much quicker than say some one growing under lights or in a climate similar to mine hot and dry . so many factors are involved . from seed if you get them to germinate , keeping them alive is often hard to do and many seedling will just die off for no reason other than natural attrition or weak plants, even with one best efforts. Find using clear plastic food containers with lids the best ,using live sphag moss mixed with fine perlite and fine orchid bark to be very good for nep seed germination ,under grow lights ,as you can germinate any time just not seasonal germination. keep the mix wet to germinate then just keep quite moist with lid on and open up once a week or so to check the progress water or fert the seedlings , very low strength ferts to be used or the sphag will over run the seedlings quickly. once the seedling is reasonable size it can be transplanted to the grow area acclimatized and grown on , usually taking about 3 to 4 years to start getting the larger lower pitcher we desire and veining in 4 to 6 years ,some are slower other faster will depend on the plants ,your grow conditions climate and lighting and your experience and skill too John
I've tried nep seeds three times now with zero germination. I've tried them on my standard nep substrate, live sphag and LFS. Both under artificial and natural light. Once the leaves are an inch or so long though, I'm good.
Iv tryed nep seeds a bunch of times I think the key here is freshness There r a couple people on ebay that selll fresh seed But there also sometimes wild collected Generally look for a collection date if there is none good bet its old seed
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
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dvg: Salivating up your drools?
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