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    Very nicely grown plant indeed! I can't answer about the pollination issue, but if you want to reproduce this plant, leaf cuttings taken at any time is the way to do it. The best time is in the spring when the dormant rosettes have those compact little leaves. Each one of those leaves is a potential new plant, and they should be harvested, otherwise the plant will just consume the reserves there to make larger (but fewer) leaves. Just pull them off with as much of the base included as you can, and place on LFS, keep moist and in bright light.
    I never concentrated too deeply on Pinguicula, but I can recognize a fine example when I see it. If this is your first go at this species, be proud!
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    FYI: P. gypsicola leaves are the hardest of the Mexican butterworts to sprout. Joesph Clemens suggest making a paper towel sandwich of the leaves and keep them dry and under lights. It works, but not all will sprout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    FYI: Joesph Clemens suggest making a paper towel sandwich of the leaves and keep them dry and under lights. It works, but not all will sprout.
    Im giving this method a try.
    how would you keep them i have them under t-12 lights now in the paper towel sandwich, should i have them in a baggie too or just laying on the shelf ?
    what if i get them damp during my watering routine?
    thanks for the ideas every one

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    I rested the sandwich on top of a couple pots, under the light. I would just replace the paper towels and start over.

    ---------- Post added at 05:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:21 PM ----------

    From 2008, sprouts on the paper towel:


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    uphwiz,
    As everyone has said, excellent work with your Ping(s), and great pics. I hope you will also share your technique with the rest of us. It's always good to hear about other grower's successful techniques - the many different ways these plants are successfully grown. When I first started growing Pings it always seemed to take me a few years before I became successful with a new variety - Pinguicula gypsicola was one that took an exceptionally long time for me to figure out.

    Here's a pic of some of mine -->



    As has already been mentioned the flowers are easy to self-pollinate, but not easy to successfully fertilize. The transfer of pollen is all that is needed for pollination, but successful fertilizing, now that can present a challenge. I have attempted self-fertilization many times, but without ever achieving self-fertilization. Fortunately it is rather easy to propagate from leaf-pullings, as are most of these Mexican Pings. Sometimes the rosettes will divide in their crowns, as they grow. Sometimes older dying leaves will initiate plantlets near their bases.

    Here's a pic of one that split its crown three-ways -->

    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 11-08-2010 at 11:01 PM.
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