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    An easy species to grow and propagate. I have grown them in acid and basic media, but find I get the best results in a mixture of silica sand/coral - 3::1. Most interesting is that their leaves are attached to their stem by a very easily severed connection. Just the effort of uprooting the plant can begin the process of the plant - falling apart (dropping most of its leaves). They quickly sprout plants from the stem end of these severed leaves, usually several plants per leaf, but it can be annoying if you are just trying to repot or prepare a plant or two for shipping. My guess is that this serves them in natural habitat as a means to distribute themselves when disturbed.






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    Is this plant related to the Pinguicula esseriana / P. ehlersiae complex? Your description reminded me quite a bit of my P. esseriana which seem to shatter apart at even the slightest provocation and give tons of easily rooted leaves.

    Thanks for posting a great photo of a beautiful plant!

    Corey

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    If you think the plants is nice you should see the flower, it's easily one of the most beatiful Ping flowers around. I have found that this species is one of the few Mexican Pings that thrive in a hot, humid terrarium.

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    PinguiculaMan,
    Could you supply more details on cultivating P. reticulata? I have fair success with other Mexican Pings, but my P. reticulata is barely surviving. I do have a warm terrarium with lowland Nepenthes. Do you think it would be happier there?
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    Nice ping. I might have to get one of those.
    Haven't seen you around here much pingman. Glad to have you back [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Hi. My name is Ron, and I am a nepaholic.

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    As usual, another fine looking buttewort!

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    Am I imagining it, or did PinguiculaMan post this photo back on 11 April 2005? This is not a new thread, people! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    I miss the nice pink/red tint to the leaf edges from 16 hour photoperiod, but find I get more flowers with a 9 hour photoperiod.

    Here's a photo update of a couple just starting to bloom:

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