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    Hello all! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    I want Genlisea pygmea. Um, how rare is this plant?
    And, how do you look after it?
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    It is fairly uncommon in collections so I suppose you could call it rare. I grow mine a bit on the wet side, in 50/50 peat/sand in warm, bright and humid conditions.
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    Is Genlisea pygmea a lowland plant?
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    That sounds like a Fernando question if ever I heard one
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    I grow my G. pygmea in an undrained pot of live sphagnum moss. It has flowered a few times since I got it about a year ago. Has some nice yellow flowers. Mine came as a single rooted leaf cutting. Its a plant about the size of a quater now.
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    Did I hear somebody call me?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    So is G.pygmaea rare? Well, not on some highlands here in Brazil, hehehe! I guess that answers another question: it is not a "lowlander". It grows mostly in humid sandy soils near natural springs on highlands, from around 500-1500m altitude. Although it is apparently a perenial in cultivation, it might actually be an annual in the wild (much like G.violacea).

    G.pygmaea is actually one of the rarest of Genlisea species in Brazil, but still not too hard to find. Actually, to tell you guys the truth, for the past few years I have been tormented with taxonomic doubt as to what the type G.pygmaea really looks like, I never got to see it in Paris. I'm fairly sure there is more than one species in what is presently considered G.pygmaea. Some plants are truly tiny, but others sometimes look like small G.aurea. Or maybe there is some hybridization going on in the field....


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    Fernando-
    Have you ever seen the G. "Gigante" in the wild? It's a truely amazing plant, I wish it was introduced into cultivation.

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    I think you refer to the one thus labelled on my website? This is what has been going around CP collections as G.violacea "giant" or G.sp."giant violacea". It's really easy to grow, probably the easiest of all.

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