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    p. sp. guatemala 3100m care?

    like any other mexican ping?
    or does it not go dormant (its labeled tropical at cascade)

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    None of the Mexican/equatorial Pinguicula go "dormant". Some of them simply have a growth phase where they produce smaller, more succulent leaves, even those that hide underground are still growing, and even blooming. This heterophyllous growth form has sometimes been mistakenly called, "dormant". Only the species that grow where the temperatures drop significantly below freezing, for extended periods of time, actually have a true dormancy, where they then form, what are called hibernacula (a winter resting bud).
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    yea I know, just mean't winter phase. thanks though

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    To actually answer your question...... it's care is the same as most other Mexican/Central American Pinguicula species. It does produce succulent leaves in winter. This one may be less heat tolerant than some of the others but, since I've never really pushed it to extremes I can't speak for that.

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    thanks makes sense

    from some googling on weather
    Guatemala city area temps: "Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 56F to 81F and is rarely below 52F or above 84F."
    https://weatherspark.com/averages/32497/Guatemala-City

    and ixcan which is bit more inland temps in summer average 96f
    http://www.worldweatheronline.com/Sa...Quiche/GT.aspx

    so I suppose it could go either way depending where in guatemala the plant is from? either inland where it gets hot or closer to the coast where it is cooler.
    though I suppose at 3100m up it might be cooler temps either way.

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