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Thread: list of calciphilious (calcium-loving) mexican pings?

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    list of calciphilious (calcium-loving) mexican pings?

    I would love to know what pings can potentially tolerate calcium.

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    If you look through this old article, you will discover many of them.
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    thanks
    thats where I first looked but until now I didnt notice that the list had a key to it, A for acidic soil and B for basic (alkaline)
    it seems most the plants listed as growing in basic media are mexican, but a lot of the mexican pings are not labeled or labeled with a question mark or AB which I assume means it can grow in both acidic and basic
    so is it safe to assume that most mexican pinguicula can handle alkalinity? or are there certain species in that complex that are known to be sensitive to high pH?
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 01-23-2015 at 05:23 PM. Reason: the term is pH

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    Most Mexican Pings grow on calciferous media in the wild. Many temperate and subtemperate species do, too, but it depends.

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    As has been mentioned, many Mexican species grow in substrates that contain calcium, though, not all of those are basic. The mineral gypsum (calcium sulfate), usually has a neutral pH. However, the mineral, calcium carbonate aka lime, tufa, or chalk, is usually slightly basic.
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    see also here

    http://www.pinguicula.org/

    for me gypsum have a PH :7.7 then not quite neutral

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    Last edited by jeff 2; 01-24-2015 at 02:05 AM.

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    about how long would it take to see a decline in my plants from bad water quality? took my dews about a week, but this is an entirely different plant.

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    Bonjour

    hard to tell ,many parameters comes into play, the nature of your water, but also of your substrate, etc .

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