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    Pinguicula colimensis - Soil recipe?

    So I recently purchased a P. colimensis that looks like it was just emerging from its succulent phase and somewhat stupidly stuck it into a standard Mexiping mix. It's been under lights on a 16 hr photoperiod and has literally not moved in weeks. I recently lifted it straight up (no roots attached) and put it into pure perlite. Will this be ok? The only vermiculite I can find has miracle grow in it and I've heard of people growing pings in completely inorganic media. Any suggestions?
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    well I am new to pinguicula and I only have a primuliflora but the official ping page show it growing directly in gypsum rocks in the wild

    http://www.pinguicula.org/pages/plan...colimensis.htm

    What is a standard mexiping mix? I read a few ping threads in this forum where people were growing mexican pings with incredible success using pure schultz aquatic plant soil. I don't know if that applies to this species. I figured that since no one else has said anything I would at least try to throw some ideas at you.

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    I use a 50:50 mix of peat and sand, but I'm not expert and could be killing my plant right now for all I know. Let's hope I'm not. I do know that Pinguicula can grow directly in and/or on rocks; the pictures in this thread prove it.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...on-fascination

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    Oops, double post. Sorry.

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    Hi dionysis86. I revived an old thread about p. colimensis. Whatever the grower is doing looks great and I hope they will chime in here about the exact potting mix they use.

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    Hi, Your mix will be to wet ,these pings like it bone dry in winter dormant stage, as they will bury themselves later on.

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