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    I have seen photo's of and heard descriptions of plant troubles. I've even reduced light levels on some of my own plants and experienced those same troubles myself.

    CP and even Pinguicula need as much PAR light as they can get without cooking them. Just like any other plant. Just because a plant can survive, and even bloom doesn't necessarily indicate that they are receiving the optimum amount of PAR light.

    Don't get me wrong, they can be grown in less than optimum conditions, and quite successfully too. But if they are grown in less than optimum light you will need to more carefully balance their other environmental factors (especially temperature and moisture) in order to keep them from being overcome by advantitious and pathogenic organisms, which would normally be supressed by a higher level of light. And if photo's you've seen show them with colorful, uniquely patterned leaves -- too little light and you can kiss any hope of seeing these colors and patterns of leaves, though your plant may grow just fine and bloom even better than ones with the colorful leaves.
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    i agree. what do you suggest?

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    My Mexi-pings are all on SE window sills and they are pretty much as you describe. They are all pink. They have grease and send out new leaves. They look fine, but don't flower.

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    Once the day length grows shorter, they could surprise you.
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    Im confused what they need to bloom, a lot of light or a litle of light, or 26 hrs of light, or 4 hrs, im confused...

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    I am unsure how you would provide 26hrs of light. But what I think Pingman is saying is that they need as much light as possible for proper coloring and overall health of the plant. But as the daylength decreasing it will spur the plants into flowering.

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    Wolf,

    That's right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]PAR light
    Not sure what PAR means here. Could you explain please?

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