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    Hello folks, just want to share my recent experience with my p.moranensis.
    Since january, my moran was at 50% air humidity and 20-30C. Then i put them in a highland terrarium at 75-100% humidity, same temp. After 3-4 days, my ping explode! He made giants leaves, almost the double, without any feeding. So im wondering hard why i lose my time cultivating mexican pings outside a terra. The only thing, water the plant once a week, no standing water because the roots will rot. Put a good lightning system too!

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    It isn't the best long term solution for growing Mexican pings. They normally experience seasonality - warm & wet in the summer and dry & cold in the winter.

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    I will get my ping out of there for the dormancy. But the fact is, pinguicula moranensis grow better in terrarium(at least in summer), or im very lucky haha

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    I think probably what happened was the drastic change in conditions triggered it to come out of dormancy. At the very least, they slow down growth in the winter. More often than not they will stop growing completely, reduce in size and produce non-carnivorous leaves in the winter when they go dormant. It's almost May and I still have some dormant Pinguicula. They start growing again on their own time.

    Like Jim mentioned, be careful growing them in such high humidity. It can cause them to rot.

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    Ok

    No standing water for pinguicula in terra, i water them like a nepenthes.

    And my terra is well ventilated 20minutes each morning and night. Its enough? Or i have to get my ping out of the there?

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    What is your soil mix?

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    With that much humidity you probably don't need to water them more than once a month or even at all.

    My average relative humidity outdoors rarely drops below 60%. In the winter I don't even water my outdoor Pings at all. Indoors perhaps a cm of water in the tray once a month in winter, once a week when the plants are in their carnivorous phase.
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    Smile

    Its the original pot & soil (i buy it last month) but i think its like 100% sphagnum moss.

    Thanks for the info, i can always learn and provide my plants better and better growing condition.
    Im kind of newbie with mexican pinguiculas, and im not sure enough what humidity i have to provide to p moranensis.
    Outside my terra, the humidity is 50-60%, i think its not enough for moranensis?

    So i think i will keep it in the terra, at 90% rh, with no standing water in a saucer and i will water it once a month, like my highland neps and my mimosas pudica.
    I think the key is well ventilating the terra each 12hr.

    BUT maybe im totally wrong haha
    Last edited by Maiden; 04-30-2012 at 09:03 AM. Reason: uh? editing?

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