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    Pinguicula Propagation?

    Well, I finally received my first Mexiping, a cute little P. laueana. I've been reading about them, etc. and it seems that pings can be very easily propagated. The plant I have is about 1-1.5 inches across, and has just left its dormant period, as there are about 3-4 carnivorous leaves sitting atop a large cluster of succulent-type leaves. I have read that when propagating Pinguicula, it is often easiest to do leaf pullings when the plant is in its dormant period. Seeing that the non-carnivorous leaves are now underneath a rosette of carnivorous leaves, can I pull several of them off, and dip them, chip-dip style right into the surrounding substrate? I suppose I am just looking for some guidance in this area, since I haven't grown any Pinguicula yet. How frequently should the pullings/entire plant be watered? As wet as you would keep Drosera or Sarracenia, or more similar to the constant moisture, but not water-logged method of Nepenthes? If my camera charger weren't missing, there would certainly be photos!
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 01-22-2011 at 05:32 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustments
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    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 01-22-2011 at 05:58 PM.
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    Pings IMO are almost too easy to propogate. I simply tug a couple of leaves and lay them flat (oftentimes in the same pot as the mother plant). Usually in about 1-2 weeks you can see tiny plantlets growing on the edge of the leaf. Sometimes the return is great! One of my Pinguicula 'Titan' plants spawned 4 new plants from just 1 leaf!

    Just practice a little and I am SURE you will get it down. They are tough plants.

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    My basic mix is APS with a bit of sand.With the sand I add enough iron oxide to color it kind of pinkish and mix them together. For my P. gypsicola I do put some crushed coral around the roots.
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    LOL Jim. What a slaughter.

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    i'd say just wait for up to 6 months, you'll get plantlets. I got a P. moranensis, and 2 weeks later, i had plantlets
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 01-22-2011 at 06:26 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment
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    Minor x Purp I actually have. Well,technically it's Minor Okee x Psitt Green.

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