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    In the early evening on Saturday, 6 Dec 03 I sowed a large group of CP seed, among which were Pinguicula lusitanica and Pinguicula elongata. Yesterday afternoon, on Tuesday, 9 Dec 03 I did a check to see if there were any problems with any of the seed I had sown.

    Much to my surprise I observed that some of each of the two subject species had already begun to germinate -- by that I don't just mean imbibition, I mean radicle extension and cotyledon emergence. I sure am warmed to see such excellent germination responses -- makes me wish all the more that all plant seed germinated as easily.
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    Please keep us updated on the plants, especially the P.elongata.

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    Wow, quick germination [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] My P.lusitanica usually sprout within 2 weeks, but never in 3 days [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] . Keep us notified about them [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    really! that's cool [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] good luck growing them

    Bjørn [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]

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    Congratulations on the Pinguicula elongata, this Colombian/Venezuelan species is still very rare in cultivation. Keep us updated on its progress.

    I find P. lusitanica germinates rapidly, but 3 days is good going. I find this species does well on the surface of the compost of my sarracenias, it likes the shade the plants provide, and self-seeds itself throughout my collection (prettier than moss too [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img])

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    I am also impressed as I have no germination on my P. elongata seeds. I did the following tries :
    - acidic mix outside (winter freeze soon)
    - basic mix outside (winter freeze soon)
    - live sphagnum moss outside (winter freeze soon)
    - acidic mix inside (hot)
    - basic mix inside (hot)
    - live sphagnum moss inside (hot)
    and in-vitro in friends collections in Germany and Australia

    Up to now : no germination at all !

    Maybe yours were fresher ?

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    Eric Partrat
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    A WORLD OF PINGUICULA
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    Joe,

    I just got some P. elongata seed from Lowrie, that I have not sown yet. What did you do to get such great results? Congrats! You are the first person I have heard of to have seed germinate.

    Joe

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    Arrow

    Well, you ARE an expert on growing pings, that alone helps speed germination [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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