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    70 degrees is nothing! I would definitely put the light closer. Just keep it under 90 degrees.

    This plant grows naturally in Mexico, so the temperature and intensity of the light is not a problem.

    I assume your CFL is just around 13W producing the same amount of light as a 60W bulb with only 1/4 of the heat.

    Not sure what the room temperature is, but it seems that the plant is receiving only negligible warming from the light 8 inches away.

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    Like jeff said a mineral media is better. I notice my pings react to transplanting sometimes, but that one doesn't look great. It's got a good looking growth point though.
    I would go with a mineral media, raise humidity, and lower soil moisture. Not DRY though.

    When you repotted it, were you rough on the leaves? Did you touch them a lot with your fingers? Did they get ground against the sand? If so that may be the cause of their die-off.
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    Bonjour

    if you see 'in situ' the natural colour is green yellow , the pink colour indicates too much light .

    artificial light is really needed ?

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    I actually had go use twizers when i placed the ping on its new habitat. Sorry this may sound stupid but whats a mineral based medium?

    So far I've changed my light setup to 2x t8, let the soil dry up a bit and placed a ziplock on it.

    Checking on it today, it definitely looks so much better. I'll observe the ping for a couple more next few days. *cross fingers*

    Thank you so much for the suggestions. I was pretty clueless when I posted this topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaila View Post
    Sorry this may sound stupid but whats a mineral based medium?
    The only stupid questions are the ones not asked.

    A mineral based medium is simply a medium that consists of Rocky material with very little organic matter. I do not grow pings, but I believe that common materials include turface, lava rock and a few others. Mexican pings have been seen growing on soilless cliff faces in the wild, in case you were wondering why Mexican pings would like such soils.
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    Would perlite be considered as mineral based ?

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    Here's the recommended soil mix for Mexican and tropical pings from the savage garden revised.

    One part perlite, one part sand, one part lava rock/pumice and one part peat. But I don't grow pings, so I do not speak from experience.
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    @Kaila lookup Aquatic Planting Media in a nursery nearby or at walmart or simply go with Turface.

    Both can be used as is or add sand and perlite in 1:1:1 ratios. However, before replanting your ping wait for it to gain some strength.
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