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    I read from the Savage Garden that Mexican pings form winter leaves. But in the tropics, the temperatures are constant thruout the year, so do they form any "winter" leaves?

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    Hey,
    The soils get drier and the ping forms succulent leaves, and there is a temp. drop.
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    Hi, so without this drop in temp and soil wetness, the pings won't produce the winter leaves? Is this ok, or do they need to produce such leaves in the same way that VFTs require their dormancy?

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    Hello,
    Its when Pings produce their succulent leaves, they put up flowers, so i would put it in dormancy, let it make succulent leaves, flower or whatever, then have carnivorous leaves bigger next year. Without a soil or water amount drop, they will not go dormant.
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    Hello, thanks for the reply... so to put them into dormancy, I just reduce the light and watering? No need for temp drop? Also, when should this be? Around Nov-Jan?

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    Quote (sarracenialuver @ Aug. 10 2003,2:43)
    Its when Pings produce their succulent leaves, they put up flowers, so i would put it in dormancy, let it make succulent leaves, flower or whatever, then have carnivorous leaves bigger next year. Without a soil or water amount drop, they will not go dormant.[/QUOTE]
    Actually this is not all together accurate. Many Mexi-Pings will flower while in carnivorous phase (I have at least 5 species doing this now.) Never force dormancy onto your plants! If a Mexi-Ping 'feels' the need to go dormant it will and at that point you should reduce watering. Also, it seems that sometimes a plant will go dormant for an extended period (I have one that hes been dormant for more than 2 years) I also do not recommend trying to force a plant out of dormancy, wait for it to begin growing carnivorous foliage before resuming watering
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    Hey,
    I was a bit sketchy there, i have a couple mexi pings in flower to. Sorry for the confusion.
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    I wasn't trying to come down on you Kevin, just trying to jump in where I have some extra knowledge. $50 says you could beat me hands down on Sarr cultivation techniques [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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