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    Questions for my first pings

    I bought a P. 'Weser' and P. 'Tina' but both plants were labelled P. 'Weser', please verify the IDs. Any care tips for my first pings? Both plants are not in good condition, what should I do? And one of them is flowering, should I just let it flower or cut it off like VFT? Thanks

    Pinguicula 1




    Pinguicula 2


    Thanks

    Melvin
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 02-03-2009 at 11:41 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    I would recommend keeping the flowers, since the flowers are usually the only reliable way to make a positive ID.

    You can compare your plants with those of other people's plants and with the published standard photograph using this web site created by BobZ.

    BobZ CP Photo Finder - Pinguicula
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    The first one is almost certainly P. 'Tina' (also known as P. 'Hans'). It looks in good condition to me. The new growth is what you should concentrate on. Any plant that is moved is likely to have old growth that suffers in transit.

    The second one does not look like P. 'Tina' and almost certainly not P. 'Weser'. It is most likely another plant where the identity may be impossible. As Joseph, says, the flower will help a great deal. I'm not sure whether the crinkly leaves are due to mistreatment/pest or is the natural growth. Be sure to update us when you get a flower.

    As for care tips, have a look around this forum and the web. There is no need to cut the flowers off at all - most people will say that they are the main reason to grow these plants!

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    Thanks for posting

    This is the flower of Pinguicula 1, so is it a P. Tina? It has 6 petals... while P. Tina has 5




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    Occasional developmental aberrations in various parts of plants is quite a common occurrence.
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    Ok thanks, so Ping 1 is P. Tina?

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    Melvin,
    Yes, despite the aberration that appears to be a Pinguicula 'Tina' flower.
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    Those pings (at least the flowering one) actually look pretty happy. I'd just recommend growing them on the tray system (RO or distilled) in a sunny and humid place, sort of like VFTs. Oh, and keep them a bit drier in summer.
    Grower of Drosera.

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