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    I recently posted a topic regarding my clumping moranensis, and just the other day I noticed that my ionantha is starting to clump as well. This is good, and I am happy with the surprise.

    My question: Is this an autumn phenomenon? I ask this because they both seem to have started forming clumps during this time when the light is being reduced and temperatures chillier at night ( mid to lower 60's ) not to mention drier conditions for the mexican ping.

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    Even though I know not much about pings, I almost am 100% sure that, yes your plants are going into "bud" for the winter.

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    Quote[/b] ]yes your plants are going into "bud" for the winter.
    The moranensis will eventually bud, yes, but the leaves are currently not of the succulent type. The ionantha is a sub-tropical ping that does not bud to my knowledge. I was just wondering if my pings might be clumping due to shorter photoperiods, etc.

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    Speaking also about south-east US Pinguicula, I have also noted on two species (I should say two clones, P. ionantha and P. caerulea) clumping also in automn. From 1 sigle plant, I had 12 ! BUT it was from in-vitro origin so maybe the plants keep a long time their tendency to reproduce this way before they "wash" all the hormons added by the grower.

    I have never noted this on naturaly seeds raised plants
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    While I have no experience with any of the U.S. species I tend to find that the majority of Mexi-Pings will clump/divide after flowering. In fact I think the only plant I have had divide that did not flower was Yucca Do 1713. It has never been season specific with me.
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    Here is a picture in wild of P. moranensis var neovolcanica showing also a huge clump...

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    Thanks. I might add that my moranensis has not flowered, ever. I bought it in early 2000. This fall is the first time it decided to clump. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Can't really relate it to season myself. Many of my plants do that, split their primary meristem and form branches (clump) whenever they grow to a fairly mature size (8-10" diameter for some and 1/4" diameter for others), though none of my plants has ever experienced any seasonal changes at all while in my care.



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