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    Here is a nice pot of Pinguicula primuliflora, photo taken 16 December 2004. Originally this was a spare empty pot (with media, but no plants). I had two small leaf-tip formed plantlets that needed a home. They were so small and weak I thought they would never survive. I planted them anyways - the photo only tells part of the story. I removed four seedpods from earlier flowers and cropped out one fresh flower to balance the photo (it was on the right - you can see its stalk up to the edge of the pot).

    Right after this photo I pollinated all the mature flowers.


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    easy to grow?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] i cant grow it. ive got 4 other Pings doing wonderfully but i have killed several primuliflora. its on a list along side Venus flytraps of plants i just cant grow. i can grow harder stuff but give me something bomb proof and i will kill it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] great photo by the way!!!!!!
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    Here is a little tray of Pinguicula primuliflora plants started by collecting the leaf-tip plantlets from two plants and planting them together in a 3" wide x 4.5" long tray.

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    Interjection: No Pinguicula pollen is visible in these photos. The yellow visible is strictly part of the corolla.

    The dark specks peppering the leaves is a dusting of powdered freeze-dried mosquito larvae (plant food).
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    Very nice! My one atempt at prims failed even worse then darlingtonia(kept darrs alive for a year before but then let them freeze and they died)
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    Lightbulb

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    I know what you're talking about I have two pots of cephs that are growing very well, but I can't keep a primuliflora alive for more than a few weeks and VFT die soon after that.

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    Does Pinguicula primuliflora need dormancy?


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    It's not a temperate species and does not form a hybernacula, neither is it a tropical species. Some people say that it needs a minimum kind of dormancy (simply a change of season). I put my S.E. USA Pinguicula into the refrigerator for a couple of months if they seem to slow down in their growth. Usually this only happens every 3rd or 4th year (sometimes it does not happen), but only to a few plants and not the majority.
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