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    Granted I have only been exploring Mexican Pinguicula culture for the past nine months or so, but I respectfully disagree that the light from a southeast-facing windowsill would be insufficient to induce flowering. As long as it is not shaded by any nearby trees or buildings and you do not have triple-paned, insulated windows with UV-protection, then southeastern light would be excellent for most pings. I have had my own pings in unobstructed eastern, western and southern windowsills all summer long and most have been producing a steady stream of flowers, multiplying like mad and acquiring wonderful tones of red and bronze to their leaves.

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    The sill on which they reside are unobstructed, but I'm not sure if there are 1 or 2 windows (1/8" thick) that the sun has to pass through. It is an old building, so i can't imagine there being much sophistication as to them. I am confused as to flowering times, since S.G. indicates 2 times a year - winter and late summer. Ping-Man indicated that I might see some action as photoperiod decreases. I have Utrics that flower on the SE sills, though that doesn't prove anything. A butterwort is different than a bladderwort and the species within the genus differ with respect to ease of flowering. I dunno.

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    How often pings flower and what time of the year depends on the type of ping. Some will flower continuously all year long, some will flower while in a winter bud and some will flower just once or twice a year.

    The garden centre wesers will even flower on an east facing windowsill. I have one flowering in an east window at the moment. During the winter months I bring many of my butterworts indoors and they happily flower in a west facing window that is double glazed, so the glass is not the problem.

    Give your pings time they will probably flower for you eventually [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    The plants that I have flowering on an east-facing windowsill are Pinguicula 'Sethos', P. 'Aphrodite' and P. 'Titan', but these three are all so hardy that they would probably bloom and grow unphased in a dark cellar. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Ispahan @ Aug. 27 2005,7:42)]The plants that I have flowering on an east-facing windowsill are Pinguicula 'Sethos', P. 'Aphrodite' and P. 'Titan', but these three are all so hardy that they would probably bloom and grow unphased in a dark cellar. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Except for me! I'm sure I'll figure this out eventually, just like all the other CP's that gave me headaches (Darlingtonia, Byblis liniflora).

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    Thanks all for your replies. Jim, my cp's, including my pings, are on my north facing patio and don't get much bright light until around May. They are in a small greenhouse and I have their pots in pans with about a quarter inch of water in them. I had three pings this spring just burst out in flowers -- as many as six flowers on one plant. It doesn't seem as if something that small can produce so many flowers at once! The flowers stayed on for several weeks. That's also when the babies grew off the parent plant. So far all of my cp's seem to like the location and treatment, except for my nepths who live in a terrarium in the house. They like the higher humidity. I live in So. Cal so over the hot summer I open the greenhouse from time to time to keep air circulating. They also get a little more direct sun now. But I must be doing something right as I haven't lost a plant in a long time [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, it's got to be your window glass!

    My P. 'Sethos' is sending up another flower stalk right now. My P. 'Wesser' is getting ready to bloom and it is going to be a double hitter. The P. agnata just finished blooming again and so did the P. gypsicola and the P. agnata 'True Blue'. April has the clone to the P. agnata and hers is sending up a flower stalk. My 'John Rizzi' is about ready to bloom and that will be the 4th time this year. Even my little gigantea looks as if it is going to send up a flower scape. And, the U. sandersoni 'Blue' bloomed... again.

    Check your window glass before you drive yourself nuts. Maybe you could add two grow lights. If your plants bloom, you've got issues with your glass at work which is what I have suspected all along. It's a laboratory dear, I suspect they have special glass there in all of the windows. Bye the way, all of my pings are an eastern exposure over here right now. In the winter when they are inside and receiving western light from windows that are Low E II and some with argon, I have to add supplemental lighting or they'd be toast. Low e and argon might be great for some orchids and they definitely reduce fading of textiles and such but they don't do Mexican Pings any justice.

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    CPW, Remember when I said that I have a friend that is reasonably convinced that it is the window pane? Well.....

    I don't see any names on the panes that the lab has in that old bulding, but they are 1/8" thick. Except for the afore-mentioned U. sandersonni blue that obly sends up 2 stalks, most everything flowers. Only Mexican pings totally refuse to flower. I just moved as many of the pings to SW windows, from the SE windows last week. Laura, I'm gonna ride out the rest of growing season as is and see where we end up moving.

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