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    Does anyone have any info on P. Poldinii? I'm going to try growing some from seed and i'm not sure if it needs anything more than a normal ping. Thanks in advance.
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    Thanks for the link Bob. I ran across that one too, just wish that all the info was filled in. One day though. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


    Anyone ever try growing this one?
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    I had the chance to visit one of the location in NE Italy of Pinguicula poldinii . It is a temperate species and reading the article of Jurg Steiger in ICPS is a need.

    If I resume many years of growing temperate species :
    It is not a hard species to grow but need few requirements.

    It is a calcareous species that need calcareous in its growing media.

    I use the following mix : 2 vol perlite, 2 vol vermiculite, 1 fine sand, 1 sand 1mm, 2 pouzzolane (volcanic rock) and 2 calcareous clay. In France, I found a calcareous clay in my supermarket for cat toilets, perfect for the components and for the price (2$ for 20 liters).

    I use it for all my calcareous [/I]Pinguicula and for my Mexican.

    The mix must be wet all the growing season in France from march to September.

    What is important not only for this species, but for all the Temperate
    Pinguicula is a big box (see the pictures in the web site a world of Pinguicula[I] in the "growing tips section" in the garden topic).

    In winter, the temperature are cold and the plant rest under a hibernacula.

    If you need more informations, I will be happy to help you.

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    Thanks for the helpful info Eric. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] But I hope you know that now i'm going to have to bug you again when I get the seeds.


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    Sowing temperate Pinguicula is easy : I use a pot with the required media for the adults, I sow the seeds on and then let the pot in winter to frost from December to march (protected from directs rains ). Then in march for me the plantlets appeared.
    I keep the pot for two years as some late palntlets can appeared the following year
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    I've thought to use cat litter (hartz ph5 in fact), but from the way it seems, it's low fired clay which tends to break down into the soil. Almost becoming mud. Is this ok? Or would I want to use a calcerous clay that didn't break down? Thanks for the help.
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    As I wrote previously, I use a cat litter made of natural calcareous clay, not sand or hartz (Quartz ?) with the following components :
    Attapulgit (55%) - Sepiolit (20%) - calcit and dolomit (15%) - other (10%), pH = 8.7, size of the media : from 0.5 to 6 mm.

    It is not becoming mud as I use draining media made of other material

    P. poldinii need calcareous to grow. Don't you have any calcareous in USA (chalk, gypsum, dolomite if no calcareous cat litter ?)

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