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    Californian in DC DrWurm's Avatar
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    Ping pullings: Grrrrreat success!

    So this was my first time doing ping leaf pullings. I wasn't sure if i was even pulling the right
    kind of leaves, or if the pings were big enough to reproduce, but i gave it a shot. I used the
    method described in "The Savage Garden." I put pure, moist vermiculite on a paper plate,
    then, using forceps, took leaves from the pings i just received from Andrew and placed them
    face up on the surface. Then I placed the paper plate in a large ziploc bag which i inflated so
    it wouldn't rest on the leaves. I put this a couple inches under my fluorescent lights. A couple
    weeks later:

    Esseriana; over 100% success rate:

    The bottom right leaf has about 6 different buds sprouting up. Others have 1-3 buds.
    Cyclosecta; 100% success rate:

    Even the highly decayed parent leaves managed to produce buds.
    Rotundiflora; 100% success (of 2 leaves):

    I only took 2 leaves since the parent plant is very small.

    When do you guys think i should move them to a more permanent locale? Also, should i attempt to separate multiple esseriana buds?

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    I'd leave them since it may kill them,I do that ocassionally since my ping are 2 inches in diamter I can only take a certain amount of pullings but when I do I just take a pot then fill with leafs

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    the main leaf will eventually decompose. then that is when you can separate them! and PM me if those are from mother plants that you have. i had these 3 species but lost them last year to the great spring break drought.

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    With Mexican ping sprouts you can separate and move at any time. It's the P. primuliflora that it's best to leave the plantlets alone.

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    Jimscott ,I got the prefect method for pirmulfirlora plantlet production,
    cool temps(70 max),lfs with perilite i a small undrained vermaic contrianer that is flooded then dried out to extreamely wet I have 10 or so plantlets now Well when I get home I am gonna see if all my ping pullings took..
    The only thing is the mnother plant looks suicidal but 1 to alot ore is fine with me .......

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    That's similar to what I did with my first plant. Mine was in a drained pot and I just filled the "tray" when it was almost dry.... usaually once a week.

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