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By BugBiters
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This was my first time sprouting nepenthes, so I didn't realize that nepenthes seedlings looked so drastically different from each other even as babies! The parentage on some of these is a wee bit suspect, but you can definitely tell there are a few different species, and some of the similarities between related plants is interesting.

N. veitchii and N. veitchii x (veitchii x burbidgeae) are all thin, leggy beasts
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2 different strains of N. ampullaria

Complex 'viking' hybrid - A lot of the lowlanders seem to look similar with their little squat shape and pronounced wings.

N. talangensis - it's a little hard to see, but these guys all have crazy long stems. I don't know if they want more light or what, but they're in the same conditions as everyone else. I had to kind of squish them all down into the moss so they wouldn't keep tipping over.

Has anyone else noticed other general trends in theirs?
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By Frothy_Milk
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Pointing it out definitely opened my eyes to pay closer attention to nepenthes seedlings.
Whenever I saw some they just all look the same to me.
Definitely want to grow from seed one day too

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By BugBiters
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It has been a lot of fun, although I have more experience in what NOT to do at this point than how to be wildly successful :mrgreen: Getting fresh, local seed really does make a huge difference. Almost all of my international seeds either didn't germinate or are much much slower and weaker. I might actually write a post on my media woes at some point (some of these poor dudes have been transplanted multiple times) but the the gist is that I would not use anything but live sphagnum going forward.
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