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    Hello,

    A few weeks back I ordered two P. esseriana. They arrived with much longer leaves than any of the P. esseriana I had already and the leaves were smooth, not upturned. At the moment the long leaves of my two new P. esseriana are all in various stages of drying out and the emerging leaves are shorter and have upturned margins, so now they look like my other P. esseriana. For a while I thought the nursery made a mistake and sent me a different species, like P. rotundiflora, which would have been nice but I'm happy with my cute plants.

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    My question is did they not get enough light in the nursery where they were or are they not getting enough light in my care? (BTW, I have them in a windowsill, they get sun from 8-12ish). Also I got an P. esseriana a while ago from PingMan that had pinkish leaves, by now all the leaves are bright green. So that is also making me think my plants are not getting enough light. I like the small bright green leaves a lot but does longer, pinkish leaves mean that this species is in good conditions?
    Thanks for reading all this and for any info, LA Traphole




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    Almost everybody says pings need partly sunny conditions. I have an P.esseriana and a P.grandiflora and they are growing fine in partly sunny conditions.
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    Hey LATraphole, my plants did the same thing as they went through the winter and summer seasons. See the pics below. I do believe the longer leaves are normal if you grow them in natural light. As for the pinkish leaves, I've never seen it, but many pings will get a nice light pink color with extra lighting conditions.


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    winter leaves (same plant, three months later
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    Yes, the summer leaves on my P. esseriana get a brilliant pink/red color in them. Pingman, show us some photos of your magic pings? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]




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    Thanx for the info Wicked and for the picture. Very nice looking plant. I need to get a digital cam and start putting some pics in here.

    I had no idea this species changes like that. My other P. esseriana did not look like that this past winter. I guess my new plants are simply getting over winter and putting out their summer leaves. The long leaves had me confused.

    I'm not worried about my plants getting enough light anymore though. Now that all the clouds have gone and we are getting more sunlight in the morning my P. 'Weser' (or what's supposed to be P. 'Weser') is starting to turn pink.

    Thanx again, Sincerely LA Traphole




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    Nice ping machele(I think I messed up the spelling on your name). That winter growth seriously looks like a green Semprivivium(Sp?)
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    My P. esseriana is starting to get pink leaves. I'll put a pic up here when I take and upload one...




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    Here is a photo of Pinguicula esseriana I have been growing under fluorescent lights.

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