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This is kind of unrelated to plants but why isn't there  a nepenthes seed growing guide? I know how to grow nepenthes from seeds but I'm just wondering.

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Hi Eric,

It is most like because not that many people grow them from seed.  It's very different than growing plants like Sarracenia or sundews since the seeds of those plants have a fairly long shelf life of viability.  Nepenthes seed is only good for a short time, so you have to have to get seed that is very fresh.  Also, Nepenthes plants need to be fairly large to bloom, so unless you live in a tropical place or have a very big greenhouse, fresh seed would be hard to come by, so demand for a seed growing guide is probably low.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com

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