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    One day when I woke up and looked at my ping, all it's leaves were wilted. They weren't last night, but now even the newer leaf is wilting. I don't know why, because I watered via the tray method and all with distilled water. I gave it a touch, and it feels paper-thin. Any suggestions?

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    species?

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    Sorry. Pinguicula primuliflora.

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    This morning after seeing how wilted it was, I put the clear humidity cup on top of the pot. I came back later and gave it a poke, and the leaves have seemed to regain their toughness. I now have the lid back off to see if it'll wilt again...

    I really don't want to keep the lid on. The rosette is already starting to grow, and I don't want it squished up against the lid.

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    IT is used to high humidity. It will wilt initally because it is used to so much water in the air around it. Take the lid off for a few hours then put it back on. The next day take it off for a few more. Until after a week it should be fine.

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    That's sound advice! Generally, many plants can go into shock by changing its environment (humidty, temp, light..) What I have done is cover the plant for a day or longer and then cover only at night, and finally keep uncovered 24/7. I do this over a period of a week. I have success with this plant in particular by keeping at a SE window and watering from around it spot - not directly into its pot, as well as watering only once or twice a week, varying its water levels.

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    this is the only plant besides drosophyllum that i can't keep alive. heliamphora and cephalotus? no problem. P. Primuliflora? it's my achilles heel.

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    Mine are Darlingtonia and Byblis linflora. P. primuliflora... not a problem - unless I drop it om the floor, grease down.

    Clint, are you still interested in 50 ml centrifuge tubes?

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