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    Help! My Pinguicula moranensis is rotting away!

    Something is wrong with my Pinguicula moranensis. I have it growing in the correct soil and I'm letting the soil dry out because of the winter stage of growth. However, there hasn't been any growth in about a month and all the summer leaves are turning brown and rotting away.

    Any idea what's wrong?


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    looks to wet

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    Too wet and too peaty--

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    Quote Originally Posted by throckmoron View Post
    Too wet and too peaty--
    There's extremely little peat in the soil. It's mostly rocks, vercumilite (spelled correctly?), and pumice.
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    Vermiculite does tend to hold a lot of water, at least from what I've read. It also looks like it could use a bit more light, as well.

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    As Drosera said, it does look like it could use light. I think you should stay away from using large pots. O_o
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    Well, I put it outside and got rid of the water saucer so it'll drain any excess water and get more light.
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    Balance - that is the key, for me.

    First, start by taking note of the conditions these plants usually experience in their native habitat, UV intensity, nutrient levels, moisture levels, humidity, and etc., then work at balancing them all.

    Remember they originate near the equator, and at medium to high elevations, so their photo period varies little from season to season, their light intensity would also change very little, and they are always exposed to some of the highest light and UV levels on the planet. I have found that I can keep them "wet" - with impunity, as long as I maintain high light and UV levels.
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