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Thread: Pinguicula (Pachuca) Observation

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    Jim:

    It's growing about 20 inches below 8 T8 fluorescent bulbs. They're 4ft long, half 4100K and half 6500K. Temps were in the high 70s all summer, and have dropped into the low 60s recently. I've kept the plant evenly moist so far, but I'm trying to shift it to winter mode, so I'm trailing off the waterings. I've got a bunch of leaf pullings which are just starting to sprout, and one that's just coloring up. I haven't had much luck at all with Mexipings in general, and esp. young plants. So I'm very excited to find a plant which grow well in my conditions.

    P. laueana and laueana x emarginata are also doing well, but most other plants I've tried have either done poorly or croaked. Your plant looks healthy, but might be looking for more light?

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    JC:

    Your last photo looks exactly like the plant I have. The leaf coloring is spot on, and the flowers are very similar, though I can't get the color to come out well in photos (mine are a bit more purple than yours). Mine's missing a bunch of leaves from a repot, and is just starting to spring back.

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    Here is the same tray (from my earlier post in this same thread) of nine plants on 18Dec07. Most of the flowers have been damaged because they grew up into the lights, before I realized it and could move them where they had more headroom. Fortunately if I either pollinate these for seed or just trim them off, there are many more buds coming along for another crop of blooms.

    You can also see that they are in strong competition for the limited amount of space for their leaves.



    When you compare the plants above with a photo of the same clone in the following photo, you can see that my cultivation technique has improved somewhat.

    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-18-2007 at 05:16 PM.
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