User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 17

Thread: August Ping Pics / Help

  1. #1
    mcantrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Twin Falls, ID, USA
    Posts
    497
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    August Ping Pics / Help

    So here's my P. moranensis. I repotted it in 100% pure perlite (no vermaculite or APS locally), but I'm hesistant. I'm thinking of lowering the soil level a bit, I'm not sure how much capillary action the perlite has. (I.e., will an inch of water under the perlite get the moranensis's roots wet?)



    I repotted my "titan" with a bit more Perlite in the mix. It was almost all peat moss before. Now it's got a good chunk of perlite in with it:



    While I was doing so, I took 2 pullings of the titan (and a handful of moranensis pulls, which you can see in there). Here's my prop pot in general. You can see some of the mora pulls in there:



    BTW, The Sarr is a mystery plant, the red VFT is "Gold Strike", and the baby VFTs are B52s. The Droseras are all Filiformis "Florida All Red".

    And here's the two Titan pulls close up. I'm not sure I have them positioned good enough:




    The moranensis pulls are probably not going to do much. I mostly did them to get the dead material out from under the moranensis, which was pushing it up and crushed together. By doing so, it doubled in size.

    So, questions:

    P. Moranensis. Drop the soil level? Mix in some peat moss?

    P. Titan: How's it look? It hasn't grown at all since I got it, but it has a good set of roots, so... How are the pullings looking? Should I just place them in with the P. Moranensis? Or set up a pure perlite prop chamber? I have a domed pot from Dunecraft that I could fill with... anything, really.

  2. #2
    xantius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Riverton, UT, USA
    Posts
    116
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    To answer one of your questions, I did an experiment and found that pings grown in media that has peat in it grow significantly better than those that don't. Others have come to the same conclusion. My mix of choice is actually, 25/25/25/25 peat/APS/sand/vermiculite. Idaho being the agricultural state that it is, I'd think you should be able to find vermiculite locally, and APS could be found at any store that sells pond equipment. Silica sand was found at Home Depot or Lowes quite easily and cheap. But yes, put some peat in the mix and your pings will be happier.

  3. #3
    cmm889's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Lawrence, Kansas
    Posts
    551
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    100% APS has done wonders for me, i havnt had a single ping hiccup since i've moved to the APS. it was a REALLY cheap media for me as well, this pond plant store gave me 20 lbs for 7 bucks. i've got ping media for life i feel like...

    its almost impossible to lose any pings due to rot this way...


    Good luck !

  4. #4
    mcantrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Twin Falls, ID, USA
    Posts
    497
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What about those strikes? Do they look like they're positioned correctly?

  5. #5
    Gardening freak! tommyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hudson Valley of N.Y.
    Posts
    902
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm watching this thread for replies!
    Twitter : Tommytimbertoes


    This signature removed because of whining little crybabies.

  6. #6
    sea bear returns! theyellowdart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Gibsonville, North Carolina
    Posts
    1,447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mcantrell View Post
    What about those strikes? Do they look like they're positioned correctly?
    The leaf pullings? As long as the ends where you pulled them off of the plants are covered a little, they should be fine.
    growlist

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

  7. #7
    mcantrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Twin Falls, ID, USA
    Posts
    497
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by theyellowdart View Post
    The leaf pullings? As long as the ends where you pulled them off of the plant is covered a little, they should be fine.
    Er, yeah, that's what I meant. Hope they do good, it was hard to find a P. "Titan". They're in a humidity dome, so.. Hopefully. How long should it take to see any growth?

  8. #8
    sea bear returns! theyellowdart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Gibsonville, North Carolina
    Posts
    1,447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mcantrell View Post
    Er, yeah, that's what I meant. Hope they do good, it was hard to find a P. "Titan". They're in a humidity dome, so.. Hopefully. How long should it take to see any growth?
    I haven't done Ping leaf pulls in a long time, but I think it's safe to say about a month.

    And don't worry if you lose a few of them, you should probably expect it... I've never had 100% success.
    growlist

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. August Drosera Pics
    By mcantrell in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-15-2009, 12:14 PM
  2. 2 Ping Pics
    By maxposwillo in forum Butterwort (Pinguicula)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-21-2008, 05:28 PM
  3. Ping Pics
    By jimscott in forum Butterwort (Pinguicula)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-24-2008, 10:33 AM
  4. ping pics............
    By rattler in forum Butterwort (Pinguicula)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-07-2007, 07:55 PM
  5. Early august pics.
    By Capslock in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-04-2005, 10:02 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •