Growing Nepenthes from seeds is very exciting. It is just in fact one of the most interesting part of the "passion" if you want my opinion. I'm currenty growing more than 30 taxa from seeds. Here are some of them (sorry for the bad quality):
N. burbidgeae (mmhh, the one on the left looks like a burbidgeae x edwarsiana , doesn't it? ;D):
N. bellii. I'm expecting for some variations among the seedlings:
N. beccariana. This species, maybe conspecific with N. longifolia, is not spread in cultivation. This is an old picture. The seedlings are now twice bigger.
Some ampullaria from Sumatra. Knowing the variability of this well known species, one can really wonder how these siblings will look like!
N. smilesii from Phu kradung, Thaïland:
One of my most excting stuff: N. treubiana (no joke ;D):
More pictures to come.
Please do post pictures of your Nepenthes babies!
Last Edit: Jul 12, 2008 5:46:55 GMT -10 by sockhom
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Post by philgreen on Jul 22, 2008 10:15:06 GMT -10
Wow, some DA seedlings that aren't miniscule. Mine and those of others I know are about the size of those tiny ones in the same tray. By far the slowest growing of all my seedlings - 10 months old but less than 2cm diam, largest pitcher 6mm tall.
I agree Francois, growing from seed is fascinating and always the potential variation or possibilities of natural hybrids.