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    P. medusina growing tips

    I'm wondering if anyone else is grow this Ping? I just received this plant and am looking for any good tips you could supply. There was very limited information when I googled it.
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    I did a little searching and found this page:
    http://www.pinguicula.org/pages/plan...a_medusina.htm

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    I thought about getting one but I just read that they form an underground bulb during dry dormancy. That turned me off them.

    What about P. moctezumae? What's the dormancy of that like?
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    Thanks jimscott. I have seen this page already. It is the only thing I have been able to find. Also the friend I received this from is growing it totally differently then stated on that page. Anyway that is why I was looking for some other people to see if anyone else had grown it.

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    I did a little searching and found this page:
    http://www.pinguicula.org/pages/plan...a_medusina.htm
    Ahmad it does look like P. medusina is going to be a pain! I have never heard of P. moctezumae so I can't comment.

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    I thought about getting one but I just read that they form an underground bulb during dry dormancy. That turned me off them.

    What about P. moctezumae? What's the dormancy of that like?
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    I've got one, now, as well. It came with sand. What is yours in?

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    JImscott,
    Mine is in a Ping mix it looks like. Again my friend whom propagated these took care of the soil. That being said I have taken the pot out of my Ping terrarium (sitting in water) and put it into my Nep. terrarium. This allows the soil to dry out more. I have a feeling that useing a soil the does not get saturated might work best.

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    I've got one, now, as well. It came with sand. What is yours in?
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    LOL! What is a Ping mix? That's a rhetorical question. My mix is actually Perlite, eggshells, sand, and crushed coral. I guess the common concept is something that drains well and doesn't keep the saturated. I took a picture of mine, right after I received and potted it up. So this won't be impressive:


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    For P. medusina I found it grew best with a loose gritty mix (2/2/1 APS/Sand/Peat) kept on shallow tray when actively growing and then pulled form tray and left to dry when dormant. Lots and lots of bright light.

    For P. moctezumae, you can basically grow this in any CP mix and keep the media moist but not sodden. Some of my best grown specimens were those that I had in pots with Neps. They also did really well in my tuberous/petiolaris mix (2/2/1/1 APS/Sand/Peat/Milled sphag)
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