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    If they are too moist (wet) they can quickly become a lump of brown mush. If they are too dry, they can quickly wither into a dead brown Pinguicula cracker. Much better when they are left on the parent plant until they are well developed.

    P.S. Rooting isn't usually the issue. Budding must happen first or their will be no plantlet formation or rooting. If you were to get a Pinguicula leaf to "root" and it did not form buds, then you would only have a short lived leaf with roots, never a plant(s).



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    glider14,

    If you are asking about mexican Pinguicula. Your post never mentioned what type of Pinguicula. Don't give up hope if there is any living tissue left at the base of the leaf. I had P. 'Aphrodite' leaves that alteast 2/3-3/4 of the leaf turned brown and shriveled up, but some live tissue at the base still produced buds after that.

    PinguiculaMan [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    How wet is to wet? My current propigation bowl is very wet, and has been working well.

    The Pinguicula laueana plantlets I have going right now. They have been off the mother plant for a month now. I lost one leaf, but it was starting to die off before I plucked it from the plant.



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    well from what you two are saying my leaves might not root. when the arrived the plant itself was up rooted smaller than a dime and the leaves were scattered all over the pot so i just picked them up and hoped for the best...

    yes its a mexican a P x pirouette i believe how do you get it to bud? is it the way im doing it or is ther a special way to do it??
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    PinguiculaMan is by far more experienced then myself, but I have had good results on live LFS (as in the picture) or moist dead LFS. I have never tried 100% vermiculite.

    You can read how PMan does it in this Thread.
    I do pretty much the same, but don't use any chemicals. And I keep my plants in window sil planters, not individual pots. And use a 10" bowl covered with a bag instead of in bags. Unfortunatly I don't have the room he does, so I do it on a much smaller scale.

    Tho, I'll be building myself a nice shelf like he has as soon as the lumber yard opens up after the holidays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Gawd_oOo @ Dec. 28 2005,1:59)]glider14,

    If you are asking about mexican Pinguicula. Your post never mentioned what type of Pinguicula. Don't give up hope if there is any living tissue left at the base of the leaf. I had P. 'Aphrodite' leaves that alteast 2/3-3/4 of the leaf turned brown and shriveled up, but some live tissue at the base still produced buds after that.

    PinguiculaMan [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    How wet is to wet? My current propigation bowl is very wet, and has been working well.

    The Pinguicula laueana plantlets I have going right now. They have been off the mother plant for a month now. I lost one leaf, but it was starting to die off before I plucked it from the plant.
    Hard to say exactly what too wet is, other than, too wet is when the leaves rot instead of budding. Too wet varies as other environmental factors vary. For instance: it can go from an excellent moisture level to an unsatisfactory moisture level just by reducing the ambient light level. Other factors that influence this optimum wetness level include humidity, temperature, and air movement.

    For me it is best to remember that their environment is a system and everything working together is a synergy producing what the plant experiences.



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