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    Hi folks,

    So, I just purchased my first butterwort this weekend. I know NOTHING about them. I do have 4 VFT which I absolutely love.

    I have found this forum more than helpful w/ my VFT, so I thought I could get tons of info for my new plant, except everyone is refering to them as "PINGS". What is a ping? Duh!

    I did read the care sheet, but I want the real stuff from all of you...can anyone help?

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    Ping is short for Pinguicula (the latin Genus name for Butterworts) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    As for care, we can help but first we need to know what species it is as Pings are broken down to 3 groups and each has fairly different requirements.
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    Oh, that is a hard one. I bought it at a small garden center, and it came in a very generic container. All it says is "Butterwort" so, how can I figure out what type it is? It has several leaves, and it is growing in a rosette, but don't all butterworts grow that way? I guess I can take a picture...

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    I am pretty sure that most of the garden center Pings are P. primaflora so a pic isn't needed unless you really want too.

    P. prima is easy, 1:1 peat:sand or peaterlite. Grow on the tray (a little wetter is okay too.) Half sun or under fluorescents. Keep above 50. This plant tends to die after flowering but at the same time will produce numerous plantlets from its leaves.

    Hope all this help.
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    It does, thank you.

    Is it ok to keep it in the same water tray as my VFT's? And generally when do they flower?

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    In your VFT tray should be fine [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    They tend to flower in spring/summer when exposed to the increase in photoperiod.
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    May I ask another question?

    I read to olny keep butterworts in water 1/4" deep. I keep my VFT's in deeper water. Could that cause problems? And is 14 hours of natural sunlight ok? with about 3-4 of direct light?

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    You can ask as many questions as you want, that is what these forums are for [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    I have kept prima in water varying in depth from 1/4" up to 1" (the plant is in a 3" pot) and never had any problems [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    14 natural sun is probably alright, I have not grown mine in full sun but imagine they can handle it as they would get it in nature. Being that it is a garden center plant to may want to acclimate it slowly to the full sun though.
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