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Germination of

Nepenthes izumiae

Izumi Pitcher Plant, Mountain Pitcher Plant

Nepenthes izumiae

Nepenthes izumiae: Nepenthes izumiae is a carnivorous plant that is best propagated through cuttings or tissue culture, as seed propagation can be difficult. However, if you have obtained fresh seeds, they can be sown in a mix of equal parts peat moss, perlite, and sand. The mix should be moist but not waterlogged, and the seeds should be scattered across the surface of the mix. Cover the container with plastic wrap or a lid to maintain humidity, and place it in a bright, warm location, ideally with temperatures between 75-85�F (24-29�C). Keep the mix moist and wait for the seeds to germinate, which can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

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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