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    Hey Guys,
    I am proud to say that my 4 Pinguicula gigantea cuttings budded. Hurray!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Today the buds have opened and there are 2-3 leaves on each leaf. How long will it take for it to reah 1 inch in diameter?

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    Under the right conditions they can get to 1" size in a week or two, and in about 4 months they can look like these in 4 inch pots:



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    How large does this species get?

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    That depends on how you grow it. I believe that the less light it receives the larger it will grow. A natural reaction to compensate for lower light levels, increase the area to collect light. I like to give them as much light as I can, short of burning the foliage.
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    I have seen large specimen at 12in in diameter. They can probably grow a couple of inches larger than a foot.

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    One of the key factors which helps to grow huge P. giganteas is to use pots with a large diameter, so that the leaves don't grow over it's edge. They really appreciate the high local humidity that a large soil surface area provides. I potted mine into a 10" wide, shallow pot a month or so ago and now have a P. gigantea with a 10" diameter, and I'm looking for a pot with a 12 -14" diameter!

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    Ooooh. Hehehe... Very pretty! They're sticky on both sides of the leaf, arent they?

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    Yes, sticky on both sides. Tricky when it comes to detaching them for propagation.
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