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    Has anyone tried growing Pings this way?

    On damp mossy wood or piece of bark, kind of like some orchids/epiphytes? success? thanks

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    I know a few people in the BACPS have done this. I believe they tend to fill little pockets in the wood/rock with soil for the Ping to grow in. Typically the plant will grow larger then the pocket so it looks like it's growing right on the wood/rock. Check the Ping table at the next BACPS show in Oakland and you should see one or two. It's visually very pretty!
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    Thanks G. I'm trying it just that way as kind of an experiment in a terrarium setting. If it works it's going to be really beautiful. & I'm fairly confident it will work. Pings will grow just about anywhere & I've had really good luck with them. You may see it at the BACPS show in June ;-) cheers

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinguicula_moranensis

    scroll down, there's a great pic of p. moranensis growing on tree trunks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8abug4fun View Post
    Thanks G. I'm trying it just that way as kind of an experiment in a terrarium setting. If it works it's going to be really beautiful. & I'm fairly confident it will work. Pings will grow just about anywhere & I've had really good luck with them. You may see it at the BACPS show in June ;-) cheers
    Great to hear! Can't wait to see it in June!

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinguicula_moranensis

    scroll down, there's a great pic of p. moranensis growing on tree trunks...
    That is a cool picture! But again I believe the moss is acting as a media there too. In the wid they do tend to grow with very little media.
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    P. hemiepipythica is in the habit of growing on mossy tree bark (of living trees!). I guess I would have to qualify my answer with "depends on the species".

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    That's a great picture!

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    WOW! Awesome pics & links you guys!! thanks.
    ... nope. never ate a bug for fun. a few times by accident.... ;-)

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