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    Hi,
    I'm just curious if anyone else grows, P. potosiensis. Mine has turned purple/red and I was wondering if this is a normal color for it or is it getting too much light? If I remember right last year it was a similar color. It just isn't looking as good as normal, so I'm concerned its getting fried. Could just be since I repotted it a few weeks back though. Its only on 2 15" floros. Here is a pic. Its in the front left and back right of the tank.




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    Here is a photo of one of my own Pinguicula potosiensis growing under similar conditions. The new leaves should color up in a few more weeks.



    I also have clones that have no red in their leaves and always look bright green.




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    Don't worry, your plant are healthy. I have few plants rised from seeds : See pictures.

    Pinguicula potosiensis

    The green form is amazing, staying green even in full sun...

    My only question is why is it published as a new species as the plant is so close to many forms of Pinguicula moranensis
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    Thanks for the help, that definately makes me feel better. I didn't want to kill this great ping.

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    Here is Pinguicula potosiensis in wild very variable in leaf coloration.

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    What fantastic color it can have. Wow!
    I am just like a Super Hero, but without the power or motivation.................and the funky suit.

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    What do you guys think of te taxonomy of this plant? I haven't seen flowers yet. Is it really different enough to merit a new species??

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    In my opinion, the flowers of potosiensis do not look all that different from my purple-flowered moranensis varities. P.moranensis just seems to be so common and widespread in Mexico.

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