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Germination of

Nepenthes ampullaria "Speckeled Hot Lips"

Speckled Hot Lips Pitcher Plant: Nepenthes, Tropical Pitcher Plant, Monkey Cups, Speckled Pitcher Plant

Nepenthes ampullaria "Speckeled Hot Lips"

Nepenthes ampullaria "Speckeled Hot Lips": Nepenthes ampullaria seeds require warm, humid conditions for successful germination. The ideal temperature range for germination is between 70-80�F (21-27�C) with a humidity level of 80-90%. The seeds can be sown in a mixture of sphagnum moss and perlite, and covered with a plastic lid or wrap to maintain humidity levels. Keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged, and place the container in a bright, indirect light location. Germination may take several weeks to a few months, depending on the conditions.

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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