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    First I will preface this by explaining that I have not recently been fortunate enough to attempt growing CP under natural light. So all my advice is strictly slanted to growing under artificial light (specifically fluorescent).

    Well, I almost forgot to mention what I have found to be one of the most important factors in growing CP, especially Pinguicula indoors, under lights. That is LIGHT. Pure and simple. I use as many 4 foot fluorescent lights as I can fit above the shelves and position them as close to the plants as possible (usually within 3-4 inches). Then I keep the lights on for at least 15 hours per day using some digital timers. I run the lights from 6pm until 9am (15 hours) at the present time. I have run the lights for as much as 20 hours with no visible adverse effect.



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    Just an odd question, why the inverse photocycle? Are you a major night owl?
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    Pingman,

    Thanks for the ping prop article! I will have to try the lfs and ziplocs. I've tried with limited sucess in regular peat moss with natural light. Artificial tends to do something funky to my pings, they lose all of their dew despite increased humidity to compensate. Since you're in Arizona and I'm in S. California, do you ever worry about the heat inside those ziplock bags? It can get up to 100 in my house during the summers.

    Oh, what I like to do to pull off the leaves (so I don't have to dig up the mother plant) is to gently use the blunt handle end of my tweezers to pull the leaf down while holding the tip of the leaf by either pinning it down to the soil with my finger or just holding it. The end of my tweezers are flat and about half an inch across, like a popsicle stick but thinner. Less scary than using a razor or digging up roots.

    And is this the reason for the inverse photocycle? Less heat during the night? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    I use the inverse light cycle due to heat of lights added to heat of day. In the Summer I run the A/C during the day and I don't want to pay to remove the heat I generate intentionally. In the Winter the night heat from the light fixtures helps ensure that the plant room does not get colder than it should. Here in the Winter we choose not to run the heat at all (waste of money). So it is a benefit both in the Summer and in the Winter to have the lights on during the night.
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    Hmm, good idea. I thought of that a few months back when I put in the terrarium, but I tend to open the blinds and windows after the morning sun passes so they're used to a very indirect natural cycle in the terrarium. The rest are on my desk by another window in that room.

    I do like having the ultrasonic fogger and lights on at night, it's great to wow the guests and relax. Probably would keep me awake if I have the terrarium (computer) fan on though [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    hi Pingman,

    recently i've acquired a small hybrid (zech x rot), of about 1/2" dia. i hate to lose this beauty and naturally i want to take a few leaf cuttings as soon as i can.

    im wondering if its okay to take cuttings from such a small plant.

    and if you remember what your record smallest size that you took leaf cuttings from is [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Yes, I also wondered about the size of the cutting.

    Well, I took two cuttings after reading this thread, and both have small plants coming out of the base.

    What I did was go to the local dollar shop, buy a package of those cheap plastic containers, fill it half full with wet peat put the two leaves on top with a small bit of rooting hormone, and put the lid on.

    Thanks for the idea, and again I'd like to hear the smallest size any of you have ever done.

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    Here's what one looks like now, it will be fun to see how many I get.

    [img]http://home.**********.com/tvaughan/pingprop.jpg[/img]

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