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    What is and what should never be Crissytal's Avatar
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    I have found that temperature plays a large part on them going dormant in my experience. My winter temperatures never dropped below 70F in the winter. For years they never went dormant. Now my temperatures drop down into the high 50's during the winter months. Over half of my Pinguicula are currently dormant. My lighting tends to stay on 10 hours year around. I never seem to get around to resetting the timers. It is possible that some may never encounter dormancy. When they do though, it is a true dormancy.

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    Certain species like P. emarginata, gigantea, moctezumae, moranensis, 'Aphrodite,' etc, either do not go dormant or they can survive perfectly well year round in wet conditions. Most other Mexican pings do require a strict cool winter dormancy.
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    Whoops:/ I guess the ones I received from Crissytal just felt like going dormant ......

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    So, how cold is a "cool" dormancy? 50 degrees F? 40? I have a greenhouse that's actually a part of the house, and I regulate winter temperatures by opening the door by a certain amount. It would be nice to know just how cold it should be in there.

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    According to pinguicula.org optimal temperatures for winter dormancy is between 5 and 10C (41-50F). It is stated that the substrate will need to be dry enough to accommodate such temperatures. They can and will rot if kept too moist during dormancy. The mid 50F's seems to be enough to induce dormancy for most hybrids and species in my collection. I reduce watering when they start reducing in size. The reduction in water does not seem to bother the plants that are still actively growing; I don't let my media go bone dry.

    Link to article I pulled my information from:
    http://www.pinguicula.org/pages/cult...pinguicula.htm

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    you don't tug on superman's cape, and if you want to know about utrics you ask ron, if you want to know about cp tc'ing you ask david, if you want to know about quantum gravity you ask zu, if you want to know about growing pings you ask crissy



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    LOL! Meanwhile, I can't *even* colour within the lines hahaha!

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    Lines?! I'm supposed to color within those things?!!

    Of course Av is the Heli man and Zu likes her Neps and quantum gravity .

    ~Steals Av's gray crayon and hides.
    Where do we go when we just don't know,
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    Why do we dream when our thoughts mean nothing,
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