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Hello,

i had some time today so i took a few pics of my plants. Hope you will like them :smile:

I start with my Pinguicula stones:

the first lava rock with P. ibarrae, laueana, macrophylla and small crassifolia and mirandae

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the second lava rock with P. medusina, gigantea and emarginata

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and the third lava rock, just for P. heterophylla itself

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I use also a piece of an old brick covered by moss, P. hemiepiphytica likes it:

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And i have a "stone" made mostly from plaster of paris for small pings...

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like P. immaculata.

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Last ping: P. chuquisacensis/jarmilae, whatever you like. Chuquisacensis is cool, but jarmilae is much easier to write and speak :biggrin: I am still quite surprised, that this plant grows with no problems so far. It even produced 4 stolons which (i hope) will turn into the new plants.

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some stolons are even underground

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Last few plants:

H. pulchella "Akopan" - i love this plant, its slender pitchers are one of my favourite among helis.

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Drosophyllum is going to flower:

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And two young SA sundews - D. colombiana "Curilí, Colombia" and D. schwackei "Diamantina, MG, Brazil"

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Good growing

Adam

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Wow! Your lava rock setups are fantastic! :good2:

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I agree with Noah! The Pings see to work really well on them! Maybe I should have look around for some likely looking rocks! Is it literally sticking a couple of plants on top of the rock? or is some sort of substrate involved?

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Thank you both! I am trying the lava rock for the first time this year and so far it looks very nice. I simply make holes by power drill and fill them with mexican ping mix (perlite, sand, crushed lava rock etc). I add some crushed limestone for calcium loving species. Some species like P. emarginata would probably grow also just on rock, but others like P. heterophylla or macrophylla wouldn`t have place for their bulbs.

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Hi, ADAM!

I see that your sundews are looking pretty good! The way you are growing pinguicula species is so natural, looks really neat!

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As I already said - you're always killing me! The stone growing for pinguiculas works wonderfull for me too. Plants on it are bigger then in soil. And your pretty sundews are very nice.

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Well done! I think the stone look mimics their natural conditions better than soil media.

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Great looking plants. The lava rock/brick arrangements makes a beautiful display!

Regards,

Christer

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Exceptional plants, especially the Pings. How do you water them and keep the substrate damp during the growing period?

Greg

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Excellent collection of Pings. So far I have only grown P.esseriana this way with good success. Have to try it with other species.

In my experience, P.jarmilae is a very easy grower. My plants also produce lots of those stolons that later grow into new rosettes.

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Really fab Ping rocks. The problem I encounter is that they tend to fall off, especially once they have been on long enough to divide. Mind you, a lot of that is probably my carelessness; I am always having Pings jumping out of pots when I move them - often due to the old but strong flower stalks getting snagged.

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It's very special and interesting the way your Pings are growing on these rocks. It looks very natural! Beautiful! (need to try it myself one day)

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A small update: My P. immaculata is in flower. This is a very pleasant surprise for me. It is the first time this species blooms in my collection :smile:

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