I am expecting my first shipments of carnivorous plants this coming week. *Some will be potted already.
I also just won an auction for Mexican pings on ebay. *I will be receiving:
"Ping" cyclosecta Cool purple flowers Pictured below
"Ping" orchidioides nice Orchid colored mauve
"Ping" moctezumae(HUGE PINK FLOWER)
"Ping" moraensis var. roseii vibrant pink flowers
"Ping" esseriana small pink flowers easy grower
Pinguicula mexicana, Violet flowers.
Here is the grower's advice on growing media:
Mexican "Pings" like an open mix. I use vermiculite, sand, perilite, and peat.
What proportions should I use? *I just tested some "play sand" from a local hardware store. *It DOES NOT fizz in vinegar. *I was told on the pitcher plant forum that this meant the sand is okay for cps. Do you people agree?
I've also read the mexican pings need to dry out and can even grow in a gravelly soil.
I need better instructions on what type of soil to have ready when these plants arrive. *They will be the first "bare root" plants that I've purchased.
Are the newsletters from the former Ping study group available online anywhere? I am trying to learn more about pings than what is found in The Savage Garden