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#1 Dode

 
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 19:19 PM

Hi

I am interesting in adding a Ping to my collection. Suggestions please of easier grown varieties...


thanks to those who have PM me as I posted this in the wrong forum.

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#2 johns

 
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 20:13 PM

You didn't mention what kind of conditions you will be growing them in? Are you looking for temperate or tropical butterworts?

For windowsills the Mexican pings found in garden centers such as P. 'tina' and P. "fake weser" are easy and attractive.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 20:15 PM

Sorry, would be window sill or unheated greenhouse

Edited by Dode, 26 February 2012 - 20:16 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2012 - 20:30 PM

P.grandiflora has to be near the top of the list, easy to grow and great flowers, a few different variations available.. P.lusitanica is fab, cute little rosettes.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 21:39 PM

From the Mexican species, Pinguicula emarginata might be one of the easiest. It sure flowers a lot, literally non-stop in my unheated terrarium.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:55 AM

I think it's always exciting to get flowers. If you're able to grow mexican pings then you can't go past P. laueana when it comes to spectacular flowers, and the rosettes are attractive too.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

In my unheated greenhouse I grow...
P.emarginata, P. graniflora, P.esseriana, P.vulgaris, P. 'fake Weser', P.cyclosecta.

All thrive in these conditions.

#8 Dode

 
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 13:15 PM

Thanks to everyone for the replies. I appreciate your advice

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 22:04 PM

I'm glad you started this thread DODE, you asked a question I was wondering about.

Now I have a few plants to look for. :-)

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 21:10 PM

Simplest european is P. grandiflora definitelly, no other can compare.
Mexican, more hybrids are very simple to cultivate, i can reccommend P. moctezumae x gigantea, its big one, well growing and flowering and tolerate to winter watering.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 16:55 PM

The mexican hybrid x Tina is also very good.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 19:20 PM

Hello,

about 90% of all Mexican Pinguicula need the same conditions. I have grown about 100 species and hybrids in my greenhouse (winter temperatures about 0-5°C). So in my opinion there aren't easy and difficult species (certainly there are some exceptions). Just look for those you like. It doesn't matter wheather it is P. agnata or emarginata or esseriana or moranensis....

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 19:47 PM

I recomended for a starter, "tina" and "fake weser" Are very good item to try.
Leaf cuttings works very well.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 23:15 PM

P. agnata is one of the easiest house plants I've ever grown.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:20 AM

For Mexican Pinguicula you have only to choice the species you like (I think that moctezumae x gigantea is a must for beginning due to his big dimensions and continusly flowers).
Remember that it is better to use mineral substrate instead of peat for cultivate them