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    Ping ID

    Trying to identify these pings. They haven't flowered yet. Here is the total history:

    I purchased them (together as one plant) from Home Depot in July 2007. The label on them identifies them as Pinguicula spp. from Gubers in California. They were a light green when purchased, acclimated, repotted in a "Butterwort" media from Sarracenia Northwest, and then under 12,800 lumens of florescent lighting. In Sept they changed to the pink color and have since grown twice their size to approximately 2 inches across. In October they put out what looked like tiny white threads from the leaf tips to the media, I suspect some type of root. Unfortunately it quickly dried up. Next time I will try keeping some damp moss on it.

    Thank you for your help,
    Nycti


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    Could be P. Ehlersiae
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    It might be P. agnata. They have that leaf shap to it and turn red easily. Strange that Home Depot would have it, though.

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    It could be P. 'Titan' which was crossed from a P. agnata and an unidentified pollen parent. P. 'Titan' is commonly sold in Garden Center stores.

    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cul...ivars/v30.html

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    In all likelihood this is the moranensis x ehlersiae hybrid that was mass produced by DeGroose and farmed out to various mass market CP outlets. To be certain you need a bloom but I am pretty confident it is that based on the rosette alone.
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    Thank you all for the replies. I spent some time on the net and in books searching all I could find about the 3 possible species. I think Pyro is on the right track, and someone else mentioned a possible moranensis hybrid to me in the chatbox. Following the moranenisis x ehlersiae hybrid I also found a P. pirouette [agnata* (moranensis* ehlersiae)] that looks favorable to. Now to wait for a bloom and hopefully a positive id. The pings are putting off a light, delicate, lovely fragrance. Could that mean it will flower soon?

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    wow!!!! thanks for the thread Nycticorax!!!!
    i had the exact same question.........i also got mine last october at Lowe's...i think....not sure...might be Home Deport in Anaheim

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    Mark, welcome to the forum.

    Glad I could be of help. I am really fond of those pings and fairly new to CPs. Just need to get the guts up to try a leaf pulling and propagate them.


    Nycti

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