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  1. How old is too old?

    Whether they are lowland/intermediate highland, does not imply a genetic relationship, its purely to do with growing conditions.
  2. How old is too old?

    If they germinate then they should be ok, regardless of how old they are.
  3. How old is too old?

    Well if your sure they are then they could be, some types lack he wings that most have. I’ve had hem germnate after a about 1 year after sowing, thats kept wet and in typical highland conditions.
  4. Any hope of saving this Nepenthes Alata

    Looks like cold damage, possibly made worse by being wet but mostly cold damage. I’d give it about a 5% chance of recovery.
  5. How old is too old?

    I also dont think they are nepenthes.
  6. What do you do in real life???

    Me too, good to see another chemic!
  7. Aliens and there plants

    Could be intelligent life is an incredibly rare thing in the universe. Space is not exactly full of radio signals.
  8. Vitax Irish peat

    They can’t ban the sale of peat while we are in the EU or in a transition period where we obey EU rules.
  9. Why do pinguicula leaves curl at the edges?

    That seems unlikely, anything but the lightest rain would wash any ping leaf clean, ragardless of the raised edges. I think more likely it stops the digestive juices overflowing the leaf and wasting the nutrients (in dry weather).
  10. I need advice

    Growing from seed is a very slow process, why dont you start with a garden centre hybrid?
  11. A prolonged freeze at -10 will kill binata. The issue is probably the roots freezing. If the day temps are warm and frost doesn’t penetrate the entire pot then they will be ok.
  12. Problem with N.rafflesiana

    It could be it was too cold as well. I had a giant rafflesiana in the house that did well for a few years, in a warm room, but when moved somewhere cooler in a new house it went pretty much like yours. You best bet would be repot in live sphagnum and keep it warm and humid (maybe with a bag), keep the spagh moist and the plant with good light (but not sun if its in a bag). Worth a try but i wouldn't hold your breath waiting for a recovery.
  13. Problem with N.rafflesiana

    Its dehydrated, root rot is a probable cause, or it dried out and the roots died, one or the other.
  14. My Nepenthes are dying...

    Give them abolutely as much light as possible, lack of light causes weak plants and weak plants easily rot. Ideally sun or very bright light and good air movement works well for most highlanders.
  15. My Nepenthes are dying...

    Sorry to say i doubt those affected ones will survive, how much light are they getting? It's easy to blame watering but most neps can be stood in water with no problems, however some combination of cold/dark/wet is not good.