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    Argyroderma leaf renewal

    Hey, my argyroderma is renewing its leaves right now. I know that that typical culture is to leave them bone dry until the old leaves are completely absorbed. However, right now the new bodies are showing some wrinkling. I have heard that light misting can be good. Any tips here? In the past I...
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    Pinguicula esseriana

    I have a ton of pinguicula esseriana that are available for trade. I will add pics. I'm interested in things like Mexican pings, stapeliads, orchids/orchid divisions esp phalenopsis/Bulbophyllum/Catasetinae,and Hoya/Hoya cuttings.
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    Possible mealybugs on mammillaria?

    Honestly just treat it with a systemic and be safe rather than sorry.
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    Paphiopedilum supersuk "Eureka" AM/AOS x Paph Raisin Pie "Hsinying") x Sib tips

    Thanks for the tips! Sounds like we are using the same mix, that's reassuring! The leaf mottling has faded a bit. Maybe I'll pull it back from the window.
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    Cwats orchid thread

    After several years of growing I'm finally into orchids! Super fun. Here are some photos! (Paph. 'Eureka' AM/AOS x Paph. Raisin Pie 'Hsinying') x Sib Showed big improvement when I put in it in bark in a south facing window. It definitely grew in low light, but seems to strongly prefer good...
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    Paphiopedilum supersuk "Eureka" AM/AOS x Paph Raisin Pie "Hsinying") x Sib tips

    It did pretty well through my move. It was attacked by mold, but it went away with a sulphur solution. I moved it to bark and to a much brighter location. It has responded by growing vigorously. The other lead even woke up.
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    Ping won't produce carnivorous leaves

    Excellent work!
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    Ping won't produce carnivorous leaves

    I could put it outside this summer. I live in the northwest, zone 8b
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    Ping won't produce carnivorous leaves

    Yeah we're in winter here. Makes it a bad time to try to troubleshoot a weird dormancy. I am only questioning because this plant has been dormant for nearly a year.
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    Ping won't produce carnivorous leaves

    My laueana has been producing succulent leaves for about a year now. It suffered extreme damage due to a root mealie infestation, which may be the root of the problem. Anyway, mealies are gone, and it has good roots, but it still won't enter summer growth. I'm giving my plants an early spring...
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    Pinguicula rotundiflora for trade

    Hey TF. I've been away for a while. I have a few near flowering size plants of P. rotundiflora. I am looking for other Mexican pinguicula. I'm into pullings or small plants. Specifically, I am looking for the following: Pinguicula moranensis (any form) Pinguicula cyclosecta Pinguicula agnata...
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    Lithops desync ?

    If your highland set up is humid they probably won't want that. In NE United States my Lithops did fine on a bright sill. It gets pretty chilly right next to the window.
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    Artifical light questions.

    As many T5 bulbs as you can fit in your space. I grow some mesembs and stapeliads 4-6 inches under 4 2' T5, and my highest light plants aren't at their best coloration. My Argyroderma and all stapeliads have flowered in these conditions, however. 12- 16 hours is good depending on what you are...
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    Spiranthes cernua turning yellow

    Spiranthes cernua var. odorata ?Chadd?s Ford? - Plant Portraits - Alpine Garden Society Maybe this will help?
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    Paphiopedilum supersuk "Eureka" AM/AOS x Paph Raisin Pie "Hsinying") x Sib tips

    Seond flower opened. It's a little smaller than the first. See some good roots in the pot too, so I guess everything is ok.