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    Quote Originally Posted by dvg View Post
    That ovule is looking quite swollen indeed...what's cookin' in the oven there anyway.

    And Good Luck to you too with getting some viable mexi-ping seed!

    dvg
    That one is P. gigantea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff 2 View Post
    Bonjour

    attention P. sharpii ; P.lilacina are an annual or biennial species like P.lusitanica in europe .

    jeff
    Jeff i noticed that both of these species are very similar and they both have thin, almost see through leaves, unlike the thicker meatier leaves of other Mexican Pinguicula.

    So to keep these in cultivation for any length of time would probably require the taking of leaf pullings for propagation on a regular basis or the gathering of seed if possible.

    Thanks for the heads up with these plants.

    Do you grow these two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsEye View Post
    Very nice. I had read of feeding tiny seedlings such as these by sparying with a solution of crushed dried bloodworms. Haven't tried that yet, though.


    Speaking of bloodworms:

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ght=bloodworms

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    Even though these P. lilacina seedlings have been very heavily fed, as evidenced by the springtail carcasses left behind on their leaves, they continue to put out new growth at a furious pace.



    In fact, two of these seedlings have already started to form flower buds, with the larger one in the middle having two flowers in progress and the bottom plant forming one flower at the moment.



    I've been told that P. lilacina and P. sharpii are annual mexi-pings, so i might either have to remove the flowers or take some leaf pullings of these seedlings to keep them going for me in cultivation.

    To think that these seedlings are already making flowers, less than two months from being sown seems incredibly fast for Mexican Pinguicula.

    At any rate, because these P. lilacina seedlings are starting to encroach on each other's territory with their leaves overlapping, i'll have to find some time to separate these pings into a more spacious growing environment.


    Here are how the P. agnata seedlings are looking today,



    and the red rosetted P. moranensis, are still a ways off from showing any of their red pigmentation.



    dvg

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    Bonjour DVG

    I grow P.lusitanica and I have grown lilacina and sharpii but without seeds difficult to continue, so if you have , I'm interested.

    in fact like those are annual or biannual they grow fast enough ,in a season they have to make , leaves , flowers and seeds , then dead or exceptionally an other year to grow

    jeff

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    Bonjour Jeff,

    I bought these seeds from Best Carnivorous Plants in the Czech Republic.

    I'm thinking i might be able to keep these plants going indefinitely, even if i'm unable to collect seed from them, if i'm able to continually take leaf pullings from them.

    It's a bit more work, but it might be one way to propagate them and keep them going for longer than a year.

    dvg

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    I have no experience in leaves cutting on these 2 species.

    tell me if you have some result.

    jeff

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    Here's another update on a few of those mexi-ping seedlings started back in late October.



    This batch of seedlings grew so much faster than previous batches...the extra feeding made a huge difference.

    Repotting is now definitely on the To-Do-List.

    dvg

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