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    I am reading many conflicting comments regarding the most appropriate soil, watering, and lighting conditions for this plant.

    I was under the impression these plants could take a tremendous amount of water while they were growing without rotting. I was under the impression these plants could take a fair amount of morning sun but it was best to avoid direct afternoon sun. I was also under the impression these plants would grow best in a sphagnum/sand mix. Is this not correct?

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    Just to add to your confusion Laura, mine is growing in my south window where it gets sun from early afternoon to about 6 pm. And bright indirect sun until almost sunset. I keep the pot sitting in about an inch of water that I occasionally allow to dry out (read: I forget to water it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] ). The soil is a combination of leftovers from other batches of potting mix, so it's got a bit of sand mixed with peat and perlite, and maybe some LFS for seasoning. I'm not sure about the LFS, but I seem to recall having a little bit in it.
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    I have had mine grow successfuly in SE and SW window sills, open tray, watered twice a week, in a mix of sand & peat, topdressed with LFS. PAK has hers in more consistently wet conditions, as mentioned earlier in the week. I guess the key is mking sure that it is open tray, so as to avoid mold. They also don't like being disturbed, being less tolerant than Mexican pings.

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    I have mine growing almost floating in water in pure LFS...under grow lights. I let the water level drop some...then flood it again.
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    Hi Laura,
    rememebr that P.primuliflora will always rot away and die after a period of time, wheather after months or a few years
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    Mine lives on my west-by-southwest porch where it gets direct sunlight from about 10 am to 5 pm and bright indirect light after that until sunset. It's in mostly peat and sand but who knows, there might be sphagnum in there too, I stopped paying attention halfway through the last time I repotted. There's live sphagnum in there with it. I used to have it nearly flooded all the time but I thought it was starting to rot, and my VFTs that share a tray with it didn't like the depth so now it's in about an inch to a half an inch of water and doing very well.
    What triggers the production of leaf offsets? I'd like to see mine reproduce before it croaks.
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    I grow mine in 2:1 Canadian sphagnum peat moss and perlite with moist soil, 15 inches from a 24-inch tube fluorescent. Gonna raise it and my D. adelae up a little closer to the light, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (seedjar @ May 18 2005,8:48)]What triggers the production of leaf offsets? I'd like to see mine reproduce before it croaks.
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    I can't say I KNOW the answer, but my observation is that it occurs in the oldest leaves. My guess is that it part of their survival to perpetuate themselves.

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