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About Benurmanii

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    Portland, OR
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    Pinguicula, especially European and Andean Pinguicula, and South American Drosera.
  1. P. balcanica

    No, too young. Unfortunately, none of the cold temperate Pings I got from BCP in fall of 2016 produced flowers.
  2. P. balcanica

    I really like this species. These have some verry subtle veniation on the leaves. Unfortunately, it is hard to capture it in the images. Unfortunately, one seems to have made a hibernaculum for some reason, but at least I have plenty of others that are growing strong. :-)
  3. P. longifolia

    They have been indoors for a few weeks now, amongst other cold temperates, to prevent them from being damaged by hot temps. Makes for a great display, having all the Pinguicula together, though now the sect. Cardiophyllum are outdoors, since they like the hot temps.
  4. Slow growing P. chuquisacensis (jarmilae)

    Possibly it could just be weak/old seed. I think that chuquisacensis does not store nearly as well as chilensis either; I have gotten 100% germination from chilensis stored in the fridge for a few months. In regards to the chilensis you sowed, did you so them on lfs? Seedlings from fresh chilensis seed I sowed on long fibered sphag have done terribly, and are still less than a cm after many months despite catching lots if springtails. I do not think their roots like the lots of space in the media, the seeds I've sown on peat/pumice always grow much better and faster. Perhaps I should transplant a chuquisacensis to a peat based medium (they were sown on lfs with a top layer of peat, they seemed to grow really fast when small, perhaps now that their roots have reached the lfs, they are slowing down).
  5. Hello everyone, I was wondering if anybody here grow P. chuquisacensis. I got some seeds from BCP November 2016, and I managed to get 4 to germinate of the 20 or so (probably just old seed). Unfortunately, one of the seedlings seemed to die, then start growing again, then slow and die again. The rest are quite slow-growing, sometimes they make a leaf that is slightly smaller than the previous before making larger leaves again. I've grown it in a wide variety of conditions, that I do not want to bother describing right now, so I'd like to hear what works for you guys first.
  6. What soil for european temperate pinguicula?

    I have only encountered one other person growing P. cubensis who has great success with it in peat. I also talked to Paul Temple, who suggested high humidity for them, which helped quicken the pace of growth for some. It is possible that much plants never got fully established after receiving them from BCP due to not giving them high humidity (they arrived without roots). I keep them in the temp range you display under two T5HO bulbs, in a tank with my petiolaris Drosera, always sitting in water, RH always around 80%, probably higher at night. I will get pics of the setup when I get home. When Ifeed them, I used maxsea spray, 1/4 tsp per gallon.
  7. P. chilensis (with a flower)

    I actually moved mine in during March. They for sure will not be able to handle our summers, but I discovered that even the winds we get during our wet springs dry the plants out too much. Any days that were cloudless was accompanied by sub 50% RH conditions, not good for these plants that lost their roots during winter dry-freezing.
  8. P. chilensis (with a flower)

    Yes, they also seem to dislike hot temps when there is low air humidity. Mine can handle temps up to 30 °C no problem, but the humidity is always at least 55%.
  9. P. chilensis (with a flower)

    I noticed the effect of yellowing and short life-span on the second chilensis that was beginning to be effected went away after being moved to conditions where day temps were consistently around 10-12 celsius, and nights cooler than that. I am not sure exactly how cold they need to be for proper winter rest, but since they essentially stop growing when temps near freezing, I am curious to know if fridge dormancy may work for them, even though they do not form hibernacula.
  10. What soil for european temperate pinguicula?

    Hello Jeff, I did not know the Cuban Pinguicula grew in calcareous soils. Could this be a reason for my P. cubensis growing very pale leaves? Interestingly, the ones I grew in peat seemed to lack this condition, but they did not do well longterm as it would rot their roots off. I figured it was some sort of nitrogen defficiency, as feeding them with foliar fertilizer helped make the next leaf greener, but the old leaves would not dew back up even after a very light feeding.
  11. P. chilensis (with a flower)

    Argo, do you give them a winter rest? This sounds like what happened to one of my plants that did not receive a winter cold/freezing period. They seem to only be able to skip just one winter.
  12. P. chilensis (with a flower)

    Thank you! These are in lfs mixed with some perlite, although I have better success getting the seeds to grow faster on 1:1 peat/pumice mix. I think they like to have fairly dense soil around their roots, and if the lfs is not well chopped or ground, the small roots of the seedlings hit pockets of air and they do not do well. The larger, already established plants do well transplanted into un-chopped lfs, which is how I received mine originally.
  13. P. chilensis (with a flower)

    My P. chilensis have done very well this spring, despite being set back during the winter by freezing winds (will do better to keep them from drying next winter). The flower looks white in the photo, but the colors are inaccurate due to the fluorescent lighting (my temperate Pinguicula are moved in towards the end of spring to protect against hot temps during summer). In reality, the color is a very light lilac.
  14. Pinguicula lutea

    Andrew, if this is the patrickn who I think it is, then his lutea are doing very well. He has kindly given me quite a few lutea, as well as some other S.E. US pings (they are not my forte, haha).
  15. Cold temperate Pinguicula temperature

    I would believe that high humidity would help mitigate the effects of heat. Mine likely struggled more during just 30 °C weather because our summers are very dry (30% humidity and below)