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    Bringing pinguicula out of dormancy?

    Hey guys! First of all, let me start off by saying this: pings are just a mystery to me. I have killed more of these guys than any other plant I have ever owned trying to get it right with them. That said, by some kind of miracle, I have managed to keep 4 alive for just shy of a full year (yay!). Those went dormant a couple of months ago and are currently resting. (By the way, they are sitting in a west-facing windowsill because for some reason, that is the only place they don't begin to burn to a crisp....but that is a different issue for a different day...heh). My question for y'all is, do I have to do anything to bring them out of dormancy? Or will they just take their cues from the increase in natural light as the season changes? They've come so far that I don't want to water or light them to death like I have done in the past to the others!

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    Which Pinguicula?
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    Whoops, duh! Crucial information. Moranensis D, Weser, Tina, and Esseriana

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    In my experience mexican pings will start to resume carnivorous growth just based on light cues. Last year I did have a few that lagged really far behind though and I started watering them. It seems they may have taken the hint from the water as well because they switched growth soon after.
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    I second light cues. I water plants during winter sometimes and it doesn't seem to bring them out. They just grow succulent leaves faster.

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    Okay, good to know. I think that's primarily what triggered them to go into dormancy in the first place, so that makes sense (though, when the heat came on, it also got pretty warm and dry in the house, so I'm not ruling out that change either). Thanks, guys!

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    Bonjour

    x 'Tina' and x 'Weser' are horticol hybrids

    the others no
    in mexico : the dry season runs from November to May , the rain season from june to october

    see here to the rest
    Culture of Mexican Pinguicula

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    Right--I know those two are hybrids. Not sure if that actually affects how and when they go dormant, though, as they are both technically still in the "Mexican Pinguicula" category, unless I am mistaken. Thank you for the approximate dormancy calendar of dry vs. wet seasons, that could prove to be helpful!

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