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    What are some small Pinguicula that grow year-round?

    I'm looking for a Pinguicula to grow in my Cephalotus pot. The soil is 1 part peat, 2 parts perlite, 1 part sand with a thin top-dressing of sphagnum moss.

    The Cephalotus is on one side of the 4-inch pot, giving me 2.5 inches of open area. I would like to fill that open area with another carnivorous plant, specifically a Pinguicula (I have a sentimental attachment to Pinguicula).

    To make a long question short, I need a small (less than 2-inches in diameter) butterwort that will grow year round in the same pot of Cephalotus.

    Any suggestions?
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    I'd try Pinguicula lusitanica or even Pinguicula pumila. Both are small and quick growing plants.

    If you have strong enough lighting, you may even succeed with Pinguicula esseriana, Pinguicula jaumavensis, Pinguicula debbertiana, Pinguicula gracilis, or many of the other smaller Mexican species.
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    I have P. esseriana, P. jaumavensis & P. cyclosecta all growing VERY successfully with Cephs.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-21-2010 at 09:03 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment - P. jaumavensis, not P. juamavensis

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    I grow my P. moctezumae all year round.. but it's not all that small.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-20-2010 at 01:25 AM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment - there is no CP named "mocte"

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    I'd go with P. lusitanica. For one, it's easy. Two, it stays small but can colonize a larger space. Three, it's not hard to obtain so if your Ceph grows out and squishes it you won't have to fret over replacing it. (It sets seed easy so you might not even have to worry about finding new material if the Ceph overtakes it - I guess that makes four.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8abug4fun View Post
    I have P. esseriana, P. jaumavensis & P. cyclosecta all growing VERY successfully with Cephs.
    Could P. esseriana or P. jaumavensis grow year round?
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    P. lusitanica and P. pumila are a annual species

    P. emarginata is also interessant with a flowering all the year

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    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-21-2010 at 08:48 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment

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    A lot of the Mexican pings would do well:

    P. "1717"

    P. 'Weser'

    P. 'Pirouette'

    ....just to name a few...
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 12-21-2010 at 08:49 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment - P. 'Weser' is a registered cultivar

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