I'm looking into getting Mexican pings to be kept on windowsill. I have a nice little south western window that gets 3-4 hours of direct sunlight in the summer and more in the winter. I know P. 'piroutte' and P. moranensis will be good species to keep in that way. I also have my eye on P. esseriana, P. jaumavensis, and P. 'florian' for later. This will be my first experience with pings, so I'm looking for experience and pointers. I haven't found as much information about pings online as I have for Sars, flytraps, and Drosera. They don't seem to be as popular. :/
What kind of soils should I use? I've read that equal parts peat, sand, and perlite or pumice would be good for a windowsill ping. Do I need crushed coral? I have aragonite sand that I've used in my aquariums. Is that okay to use to keep the soil pH up? It's a rather fine sand.
What kind of pots should I use? I've read everything from the tray method to african violet pots. Any experience with either of these? Is one better or worse? This windowsill is in a well-traveled part of the house, so appearance is a consideration here.
Should I put them outside to induce their dormant state? And how would I do that? Or can I just keep them on that windowsill? My inside temp varies from about 78F in the summer down to 63F at night in the winter. I imagine right next to the wind it will get cooler.
Thanks for your help!