Peter Hewitt

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  1. a quick search will reveal multiple threads with all the answers to your questions. I must warn you however, Lowland Nepenthes seeds have a lifespan measured in weeks, best to get on to the planting as soon as possible and hope your seeds are fresh.
  2. First is possibly Ventrata and the second 'Rebecca Soper'
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    Cephalotus will do this when shipped, as long as the fleshy white "Root" is ok, the plant will return to growth in time, how much time is dependant on your conditions. cephalotus are very tough plants in my experience.
  4. Lowland Nepenthes seeds need to be planted in a matter of weeks after becoming viable, they often germinate right on the Raceme. After two months Viability drops to about 50% and after six months......good luck
  5. Same here, but in my case I have Venus flytraps and Sarracenia popping up in all my Orchid pots.
  6. Just throw the peat in to a bucket of water, re hydrate it, work it through your fingers and then use it. Make sure to remove any dead plant material.
  7. As werds said, but aside from that, plants that suit your local weather patterns will obviously grow the Best for you, so some research will have to be done on your part. If your weather is cool generally year round, then highland or intermediate plants will suit you, if you have hot summers and warm winters, low landers might be possible. Some likely all round free pitchering plants include N.Ventrata N."Rebecca Soper" N.Sanguinea N.Maxima These are intermediate or more tolerant highlanders, and there are many more hybrids that pitcher freely, but get one that suits your climate.
  8. Not unless it came with that discription or you can establish without doubt it's origin. There are many location forms and Horticultural variants of Truncata. Some Vendors are still labeling N.Robcantleyi as Truncata Black, so I would not make assumptions. EP has multiple Truncata forms which are highland, but not necessarily the passion form.
  9. Drosera Adelae will grow in shade, as will the othe two Queensland sisters. But they also require warm and humid conditions year round.
  10. Pravado has been said to be safe on carnivorous plants at the recommended dosage yes.
  11. I have found that often plants subjected to too high temperatures will survive quite well during the actual heat episode, but when cooler temperatures arrive again the damage becomes evident. I see the reverse happen frequently with lowland Nepenthes and also highland when seasons change and they move out of preferred temp ranges.
  12. Subs Montana produces very colorful offspring with S.Leucophylla
  13. It is possible that some companion plants encourage certain Associative Fungi in their nutrient assimilation, this could have a similar effect to Mycorrhizae.