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    For some reason, my P. sethos[Edit: corrected to P. 'Sethos'. Please note that cultivar names are always capitalized and in single quotes.] has numerous white roots straying above the media. Has anyone experienced this before?




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    One of the first signs of breking dormancy in Mexican pings is the thin white roots straying across the soil surface. Don't go mad with the watering yet, but a light moistening of the compost is fine.
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    Sounds like you could make some nice root cuttings at this time with a few of them.
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    Rob: Thanx!

    Michelle: Funny you should say that... I just did - yesterday.

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    Rob:

    Do these roots eventually go underground seeking moisture or do they stay along the soil surface?

    Michelle:

    I didn't know that root cuttings could be taken of Mexican Pinguicula. Is it possible that you meant leaf cuttings, or have I missed something? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Same question here. Has anyone ever used those tiny, thin, white roots of Mexican Pinguicula to propagate with? As a source of explants for tissue culture?
    Joseph Clemens
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    I glossed over that. I took leaf cuttings.

    Joseph: That would then apply to my P. 'John Rizzi' & P. 'George Sargeant'? What do I do with my P. moranensis 'Superba'? Is it (Superba)? or Superba

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    Jim:

    I am fairly certain that cultivar names do not have to be in italics, only in single quotes. I think the two accepted standard formats are as follows:

    Pinguicula 'Sethos'
    Pinguicula cv. Sethos (cv=cultivar)

    I don't remember if single quotes are necessary for the second format. However, I much prefer the first format since it just seems so much more...I don't know...elegant! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]

    Hope that helps,
    Corey

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