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Germination of

Heliamphora pulchella

Sunny Marsh Pitcher Plant: Yellow Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia Flava, Trumpet Pitcher Plant, Yellow Trumpet

Heliamphora pulchella

Heliamphora pulchella: Heliamphora pulchella is a carnivorous plant that is native to the highlands of Venezuela. To germinate the seeds, first soak them in water for 24 hours to soften the hard outer seed coat. After soaking, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mix that is low in nutrients, such as sphagnum peat moss or a carnivorous plant mix. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged and place the seeds in a warm and humid environment, such as a greenhouse or a propagation dome. The ideal temperature for germination is between 70-80�F (21-27�C). The seeds should start to germinate in 2-4 weeks. Once the seedlings have sprouted, gradually introduce them to more sunlight and continue to keep the soil moist.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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