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Thread: Mexican ping: Unable to grow or retain new root

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    I have had exactly the same experience and believe it to be hot temps and poor air circulation. At the moment I can't do anything about the temps but I have put a fan in the room and I'm crossing my fingers that the temps cool down. So far I haven't lost anything yet but my beloved ehlersiae is looking a little poorly.
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    Second that I have killed multible mexican pings outside yet have awsome success inside. For me being a newbie to mexican pings the key is watering not too wet and other than that you can't go wrong.

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    Many thanks to my friend, he help me save this lovely plant.


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    I'm growing my Mexican Pinguicula in pure Aquatic Plant Soil (kiln fired Fullers Earth) and they seem to do well. Pingman uses APS and it's on his recommendation that I use it. Very simple to use - some LFS on the bottom of the pot, fill it with APS, rinse until the water runs clear and you're all set to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    I'm growing my Mexican Pinguicula in pure Aquatic Plant Soil (kiln fired Fullers Earth) and they seem to do well. Pingman uses APS and it's on his recommendation that I use it. Very simple to use - some LFS on the bottom of the pot, fill it with APS, rinse until the water runs clear and you're all set to go.
    yes, I know it. But in my area there is no such type of APS for sales.

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    Not a Number,

    How do you water the plant? Tray?

    Thanks!
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    This is sold in the US as:

    http://www.schultz.com/ProductCatego...aticPlantSoil/

    It has the texture slightly finer than the decorative gravel for aquariums. It is ever so slightly porous so it retains a tiny bit of moisture. Water easily drains through it. I gently top water and tray water. While the Pings are growing carnvorous leaves I let the trays fill to about a centimeter of water and let it dry between waterings.

    Top watering seems to encourage moss growth so if you hate moss in your pots you can tray water most of the time and top water once or twice a week. This will slow moss growth but once it gets established there is no way to get rid of it.

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    Not a Number,

    May I know you method of using pure Aquatic Plant Soil, that means no any addition of silica sand or iron oxide powder which is advised at Joseph 's web site: http://www.carnivorousplant.com
    Since I am planning to buy APS for trial

    Thanks !

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