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By jadewuvchicken
Posts:  117
Joined:  Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:03 pm
#237748
I just ordered carnivorous plant seeds from rareexoticseeds.com and found out about their bad reviews 2 1/2 weeks after I bought them. I heard that most of their carnivorous seeds are not viable. I'm thinking I can chance with the sundews since there's a bunch of seeds I sowed, but I was so bummed with the 10 n. truncata seeds I ordered. I have a feeling it might not grow, and I really really wanted a truncata :(

Any recommendations for viable nepenthes seeds?
By SerMuncherIV
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Joined:  Sun May 31, 2015 5:59 pm
#237768
Try to avoid buying Nepenthes seed from overseas, even if they're viable when purchased they most likely won't be when they arrive. Many of the eBay sellers operating from Malayasia, New Guinea, etc. probably wild collect their seeds, most of which are kept too long to remain viable. The best bet for Nepenthes seed is to get them from a friend or a giveaway. If you really want a N. truncata, I know that a few sellers have them available right now.
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By katya_dog1
Posts:  2412
Joined:  Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:45 pm
#237787
Jds wrote:http://www.cz plants.com
http://www.bestcarnivorousplants.com
These are the best.
I wouldn't say that. Your best bet will always, always be a fellow hobbyist or a trusted store in the US. Buying from overseas nearly always turns up bad seeds, not necessarily because of the seller, but because they sit so long. Nep seeds are only viable for about 1 month, and after that, even with cold refrigeration, their viability decreases dramatically.
By jadewuvchicken
Posts:  117
Joined:  Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:03 pm
#237797
SerMuncherIV wrote:Try to avoid buying Nepenthes seed from overseas, even if they're viable when purchased they most likely won't be when they arrive. Many of the eBay sellers operating from Malayasia, New Guinea, etc. probably wild collect their seeds, most of which are kept too long to remain viable. The best bet for Nepenthes seed is to get them from a friend or a giveaway. If you really want a N. truncata, I know that a few sellers have them available right now.
Do you know any particular sellers that regularly restock truncata plants in the us? I've seen some from overseas but I don't want to charge extra money for phyto. I know some sellers that did sell truncatas but they don't always have it.
By katya_dog1
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Joined:  Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:45 pm
#237810
NE is going through a product update; check back on Sunday when the store re-opens.
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By jadewuvchicken
Posts:  117
Joined:  Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:03 pm
#238219
katya_dog1 wrote:NE is going through a product update; check back on Sunday when the store re-opens.
Omg. I was able to order a truncata on Sunday! I'm getting a red flush truncata! Thank you so much letting me know. :D
By katya_dog1
Posts:  2412
Joined:  Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:45 pm
#238294
Glad I could help. :)
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