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  1. pinguicula accuminata care

    If you really mean lime (calcium oxide) or slaked like Lime (calcium hydroxide) yes, it will kill most things. Not a good choice.
  2. -12 in places tonight

    We escaped with -3C
  3. Adiantum peruvianum problems

    Even the british ones are usually on limestone or at least mortar in brick walls.
  4. Adiantum peruvianum problems

    I think it’s time i gave mine some lime... conditions vary very rapidly depending on the underlying rock, one mountain can be very different to one next to it in, e.g. sandstone and limestone will give totally different conditions, my wife prefers we go up sandstone mountains - no leaches...
  5. Adiantum peruvianum problems

    Karsty,!etd.send_file?accession=miami1350236402&disposition=inline Have a look at this link, it describes all the species in the Peruvianum complex, limestone is mentioned frequently as a habitat.
  6. Adiantum peruvianum problems

    One or two habitat photos, not sure what kind of rock that is...
  7. Adiantum peruvianum problems

    I'm not sure i'd go straight to planting it on Tufa, a little bit of calcium in the soil is one thing, planting onto tufa is something else. They like to be quite wet in my experience as well.
  8. Adiantum peruvianum problems

    I don't have a link, try google, Peru has limestone in its geology. The only way to know if its a benefit is to try it. My memory is one guy wrote he had small peruvianums growing on the mortar in his greenhouse...
  9. Adiantum peruvianum problems

    I read it does like lime (like most adiantums?) not tried it though. Mine doesnt grow over winter.
  10. pinguicula accuminata care

    Has it been sprayed with bug spray?
  11. pinguicula accuminata care

    Most inorganic composts are fine, perlite/vermiculite/recycled glass growstones all work fine either mixed with peat or on their own, just not convinced about coral sand...
  12. pinguicula accuminata care

    I don't know for sure its only a guess on my part, but it does come from very high altitudes, average temp about 15C. Could be its also going dormant for winter and not producing carnivorous leaves. I had a gypsicola in coral sand and it died. Can't prove it was the coral sand but i read somewhere else it was a bad idea as well. Gaz (on CPUK) mentioned gypsum for Gypsicola and it has worked well for me so far. All mine are out in the greenhouse getting around 10C at this time of year.
  13. pinguicula accuminata care

    Could be too hot, this plant comes from very high altitudes, im not sure coral sand is a good idea either...
  14. how to water a Pinguicula?

    Generally no it doesnt do any harm, a couple of species prefer it wetter all year as Gaz mentioned above but for most there no need to worry too much about underwatering or them drying out occasionally. Biggest problem you’ll likely get is rotting in winter if theyre kept too wet. The odd plant may occasionally just disintegrate for no obvious reason so i usually try and keep a few plants of the same type just in case (theyre easily propagated).
  15. how to water a Pinguicula?

    I have a large group in a shallow tray in about 1 inch depth of growstones (recycled glass), they frequently dry out completely and it causes no problems.