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  1. madrone

    Mr. Rizzi and friends

    I’ve had my P. ‘John Rizzi’ for just under a year, and this week it bloomed for the first time. Actually a few of my pings are putting on a show currently, so I thought I’d share some of the colorful display that is so welcome during this time of year. P. ‘John Rizzi’ – I believe the...
  2. osito

    First time doing an indoor setup

    Hey all! As the title says I'm an outdoor grower but am trying something new. Mostly to start some sarr seeds over the winter but also trying my hand at Pygmy/subtropical sundews Mexican pings and potentially if successful a heliamphora. I grabbed one of these all in one lighting fixtures at the...
  3. madrone

    madrone's Grow List

    This has gotten a little out of date - decided to move the list to a google sheet - check it out here. Pinguicula Mexican and hybrids • P. agnata (scented flower) * • P. agnata (true blue) * • P. agnata 'El Lobo' * • P. ANPA A • P. cyclosecta • P. cyclosecta x emarginata •...
  4. madrone

    Another west-coast Washingtonian

    A few years ago I had the good fortune to visit Nova Scotia, where I saw my first pitcher plants ever. Although “bogging” wasn’t the purpose of the visit, the plants and their habitat were super intriguing. I didn't realize it at the time, but the hook had been set. Fast forward several years…...
  5. huy716

    Looking for D. regia

    I am looking for a good size D. regia. I have the following plants for trade. All of them are rooted cutting. Please pm me and I do consider other trades option like pings. Ventricosa x aristo female Ventricosa x ovata Thorellii x aristolochiodes male Maxima x tm Maxima x (lowii x ventricosa)...
  6. Acro

    Chia Pet Pings? Chia Pet Orchids?

    An idea just came to me after seeing used Chia Pet planters for sale on ebay . . . Wouldn't they be good for growing pings? Terracotta (the sutff Chia Pet Planters are made of) sucks up water. If placed in a saucer filled with water (like this): it should keep ping roots properly moist...
  7. R

    Hello from Northern Michigan!

    Hi everyone! I'm from the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, been growing CPs for about 1 year now and totally addicted. I've been reading a lot online & in books. I've been primarily active on the reddit page r/SavageGarden learning, sharing pictures, and making some exchanges. I'm trying...
  8. kayaker78

    P. 'Weser'

    I gave away my collection 5 years ago during a move to Utah and I'm starting to rebuild so I am looking for a lot of things, but at the moment I'm focusing on Pings. I have some small P. 'Weser' starts that are about an inch across. I'm wanting other pings. I am unable to upload a picture...
  9. kayaker78

    WTB: WTB: Pinguicula Seeds

    WTB: WTB: Pinguicula Seeds For those of you who have a lot of Pings and are good at crossing them, I'd love to be able to buy seeds. I'm looking to get some quick experience raising plants from seed and maybe even use plants for trading to build my collection later. Let me know your price and...
  10. Alita

    Long dormancy?

    One of my pings is in dormancy right now, and it'll be autumn soon. Should I just keep it in dormancy through the winter instead of trying to bring it out of it?
  11. S

    New From Missouri

    Hi! My name is Shelby and I am from the Kansas City area! I have just recently gotten into Carnivorous plants and have a few kinds of saras, one vft and... more neps than anyone that is just starting out should admit to. I love neps. I look forward to growing and learning on these forums and...
  12. S

    Cheap, easy grow rack suggestions?

    Hey guys! Looking to expand my indoor growing area for the winter so I can move away from using windowsills 6 months out of the year for all of my generally "highland" type plants and give them the light they deserve. I am mostly looking for cheap/easy lighting fixtures, and maybe for racks as...
  13. thez_yo

    Field Trip: The South!

    Trip report time! I went on a trip led by the ever adventurous Ozzy, with a couple of the other NASC members (Ozzy being the serving NASC Prez!). We all met up in Alabama, and started the trip with a few S.alata sites in Southeast Mississippi and worked our way East through Southern Alabama...
  14. Mercfh

    Quick question on Substrates before I assemble them!

    So i've searched this site's threads and many google sites to try and come to a clear consensus on substrates, it doesn't seem there is on (Which is ok! there probably will never be ha!). So this isn't exactly a question about "What substrate should I use", since there are tons of topics devoted...
  15. Mercfh

    Has anyone found a good "Coarse" silica sand?

    I've scoured google and seen many posts on the topic, most of the are pretty old but im looking to repot some pings into a at least Mostly mineral based media. I've seen pool filter sand mentioned (#20 I believe), but i've also heard people say it's too fine. But apparently the coarser stuff is...
  16. Mercfh

    Worth it getting a Terrarium for pings?

    Have been battling with whether getting a Terrarium is worth it for Pings? Im probably going to repot my pings into a more mineral based mix. (Im thinking probably the APS and Terfus, or a Mix of either one of those with Sand). I actually prefer the look of it (based on what im seeing in other...
  17. Mercfh

    Forcing Dormancy/Photoperiod? (Plus some general Dormancy questions)

    So i have to say, there is a lot of conflicting information on Ping dormancy. I've been doing a lot of reading and i've seen everything from "They can survive not going through dormancy" to "Let the PLANTS choose when to do dormancy" to "Change your light/temp/etc... to induce it" For reference...
  18. Mercfh

    New from Ky

    Hi all, im pretty new to the hobby but like with most things I get into I have to know EVERYTHING about them. Almost to the point of OCD. That being said this looks like an awesome place to meet people and gather information. I've been growing Carnivorous plants for about 6 months now. 2 Cape...
  19. cwatson1414

    Safe pesticide for pinguicula

    Do Mexican pinguicula tolerate imidicloprid? I have heard they're sensitive to pesticides and fungicides. I have mealy bugs on a few pings. Really weird.
  20. F

    Ping 'Sethos' problems

    Hi all, Got these pings three weeks ago growing in rockwool, or something like that transplanted, and they had very few roots. Planted in a mix of peat, perlite, and sand. Growing in very bright shade, 70s at night, 90s in the day. I keep them in a tray. You can see theyve lost a lot of older...