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    This question was recently asked of me and I thought perhaps others may have the same question in their minds, so I make a stab at answering it here:

    Growth of newly formed propagules varies greatly depending on the environment they are given.

    Most often I produce crops of tiny new plantlets and let them stay small (needing no attention and little space) until I am ready to have them grow-up. For me the easiest way to get them to groW is to transplant them into new media that contains a quantifiable, yet low level of nutrients, be sure the media is moist but not wet, seal them in a ziploc bag to ensure moisture levels stay nearly constant, and place them under fluorescent lights for at least 16 hours/day. They usually start sizing-up very quickly with this treatment.
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    Thanks I will try that, its only been like four months now. And its still only got 4 leaves.

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    I've been having good success with sprouting them in ziplock bags, in slightly damp media, on an east window sill. The funny thing is that I got my advice from Wicked Thistle, who credits Pyro who credits Pinguiculaman. Somehow artificial lighting became substituted with east window sill.

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    Thanks for the tip. I've had trouble with P. gigantea; it seems change size sporadically. Would you treat it the same way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Rubra @ July 03 2006,7:12)]Thanks for the tip. I've had trouble with P. gigantea; it seems change size sporadically. Would you treat it the same way?

    Peter
    Yes, it does work, even with Pinguicula gigantea. Another thing I do, especially for Pinguicula gigantea and Pinguicula agnata. That is to use perlite/pumice that has been premoistened and dusted with iron oxide powder, before adding it to the mix. This seems to help to reduce the chlorosis (yellowing of leaves).
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    Thanks, I'll try that. Do you buy some kind of iron oxide, or will any old rust do?

    Peter
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    I buy, and use, that sold in approximately 98% purity, as a powder, for use in ceramic glazes.
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