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Thread: P. 'George Sargent' hybrid issue:

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    P. 'George Sargent' hybrid issue:

    I have a P. ‘George Sargent’ hybrid that has been in its non-carnivorous phase for a little over a year. I kid you not. Part of its heritage in P. gypsicola, so I have consulted this page, but it’s not too much help.

    http://www.pinguicula.org/pages/plan..._gypsicola.htm

    What do I need to do to “wake it up” from its dormancy? More light? More heat? Less/more moisture? What? I've always kept it plenty moist...so I'm plenty confused...

    "Before and after" photos for reference:



    THANKS!

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    I am interested in this thread. Sorry I don't have the answer. That is a beautiful ping though.

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    Well, so far, I've been told by a grower that it needs to be kept wet with high humidity.

    The odd thing is that it has been kept wet for all this time. But, the humidity has been rather low.

    So...............I threw a baggie over it to increase the humidity.

    I guess it's a waiting game (again).
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    Darn those picky pings! My P. moranensis E is being really stubborn.

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    That is a pretty ping

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    If you have been growing the plant under relatively constant conditions, perhaps that is your problem. They may require some seasonal variation in day length and temperature. I seem to have no problems with these type of Pings. I grow them in my unheated greenhouse where winter temps get down to near freezing and summer temps near 100F. The plants get a day/night temperature fluctuation of 20 to 40F.

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    If I had just one plant that seemed to be stuck in "Winter-leaf mode" I would do several things. First, I would gently remove it from its pot and remove all old media from around the base of the plant. Second, I would gently pull away at least half of the older outer leaves and use them to propagate more plants. Last, I would repot the remaining part of the plant into new media and I would lightly dust the planting hole, before placing the plant into it, with dried insect dust.

    After all that I would mist the plant and dust the leaf surfaces with a very light coating of dried insect powder. Then place it where the lights are on 24 hours per day, at least until I observed the changes I want.
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    Yup. I re-potted it into fresh media of APS/perlite/vermiculite/peat mix.

    Didn't think to do any leaf-pullings but I did notice that it had virtually no root system, (but then, what ping really does?) so it is more-or-less sitting in a pit on the soil surface.

    I also moved it closer to the lights two weeks ago and placed a clear baggie on the pot to increase the humidity. I do now see some fresh green succulent leaves emerging however. Would adding dried blood-worm on the plant be advantageous when in its succulent mode?

    Photo period was 12 hours over winter and for the last six weeks it has been 14 hours. Soon I'll bump it up to 16 hours for the summer. I think that this might help as well.
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