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    When to divide?

    I have this unknown Ping that I got from a death cube over the summer. It was actually my first carnivorous plant. There were several of them in the pot, but I killed all but one from over watering. Now I have this lone survivor that has morphed into 3 unknown Pings.

    When should I separate them or will they do it on their own?
    Any ideas to what it is or will I have to wait until it flowers?

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    It's probably a P. primuliflora and I wouldn't separate anything. I've done that and killed plantlets. They should seperate on their own.

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    Thanks Jim. I will let it go then and see what happens.

    I was just looking at some pictures of P. primuliflora, my leaves are more spade like than elongated than that. Is that just because it is a young plant?
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    That plant isn't P. primuliflora; not even close.

    It's a Mexican Pinguicula, and it looks close to P. 'Sethos'. Don't know much 'bout dividing though.

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    drosera36 beat me to it

    it also looks like a p. sethos to me, which is a mexican butterwort or tropical butterwort, i don't have that type but i separate my mex pings when they go dormant or when i repot them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drosera36 View Post
    That plant isn't P. primuliflora; not even close.

    It's a Mexican Pinguicula, and it looks close to P. 'Sethos'. Don't know much 'bout dividing though.

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    I think Jim is right about not separating them. If you want more plants, you can pull some leaves from the edges of the plant. Try to take the older leaves, but not the oldest layer. (I've learned from experience that you can mess up a Mexi Ping's root structure if you callously pull the outermost leaves.) The ones that have only one or two other leaves beneath them are best. Place them in a little depression in the same media the parent plant was growing in, cover the edges, and in a few weeks you should get plantlets. You can also sprout them in a crumpled paper towel, as I understand, but I haven't tried that method much. From what I have heard, the idea is to make the towel into kind of a dish shape (I guess that's to cut back on air circulation) and lightly wet it with a spray bottle every week or so. Mexican Pings are surprisingly eager to sprout from cuttings.
    If you try this and fail to fully detach the leaves you pull, there's still a good chance that a new plant will develop from the stem where the leaves started to tear off. It's pretty much win-win, in my experience.
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    I would separate them. Those are mexican pings and most likely 'Sethos' or garden center fake 'Weser'.
    I tease them apart with tweezers and a toothpick. just be gentle and they should come apart easy. If you mess up you will have some pullings to plant
    For me clumps like yours grow slower than if you separate them into individual plants.
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