I found this site via a Google search for culture info on Mexican Pings. But as it turns out, my one and only Mexican Ping was purchased from FlyTrapShop.com this summer-so I should have known about this forum before now. I have a P. moctezumae.
I also have a few pots of VFT, about 5 Sarracenia purpurea, one S. "Dana's Delight", one S. leucophylla "Tarnock", one S. "Scarlet Belle", multiple Drosera spatulata and D. capensis, plus my one P. moctezumae. I do have two P. esseriana due to ship next Tuesday.
Here's an old photo of part of my collection taken a few years ago.
I have a friend that manages an approx 8 acre wholesale greenhouse that lets me store my winter hardy, cold tolerant plants there over the winter: Cacti plus CP. I keep the Drosera in western facing window at work over winter and they bloom just fine all winter long. I also keep my warm climate cacti there too.
I became interested in the Mexican Pings after reading a short article on P. esseriana in the newsletter of the Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society this spring. Our president works in the U Conn greenhouses and featured this Ping. The sentence that said these Pings can be found in the company of cacti and succulents in Mexico really piqued my interest. I looked at some of the photo's in Oliver Gulch's postcards at http://www.pinguicula.org/A_world_of...Postcard_3.htm site and sure enough I saw a photo of a Mammillaria-cacti, Selaginella-Spike Moss, and in another postcard I saw a Ping, Mammillaria, and other succulents all in the same photo.
My goal is to try to grow the cacti and pings in the same container and same cultural conditions. But first I need to get some experience with Pings.
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