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Thread: Pinguicula esseriana flowering!

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    A few days ago my pinguicula eseriana flower bud opened! it has five pink petals, 3 on the top, 2 on the bottom... the flower is completely different than my other pings, i don't see any way to pollinate it (don't see the sticky pad) and suggestions?

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    If it is a complete flower and has all its appropriate parts you may be able to attempt pollinating it. I would carefully remove all of the corolla gently (I do this as a matter of course whenever I am attempting to pollinate Pinguicula flowers) to not damage the calyx, stamens, or pistil.
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    Are you attempting self-pollination? From what I understand, the esserianas in cultivation are not auto-fertile.

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