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  1. Yes it is a good but costy source
  2. I grow it too at home in France and it is the first all all my temperate Pinguicula to break winter rest. Mine is supposed to come from this location : Sugi river in the Hayade valley area in Muramatsu-mach Niigata-Pref., Japan http://www.omnisterra.com/botany/cp/pictures/pinguicu/0050.htm Unfortunately, I never get seeds by selfed pollination and grow only one clone
  3. epbb

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    The Brown heart disease is due to Fusarium fungus that entrance Pinguicula via bites on roots done by Nematodes. Strong roots limited the bites and then Brown heart disease. A more balanced growing media with minerals (like calcium and Magnesium) led to healthier plants with stronger roots. Also think in using Trichoderma (T. harzanium) that is a real allied against Fusarium.
  4. This should be a P. moranensis that is widespread in Latin America as the introduction in culture of P. mesophytica is only few years old now.
  5. Dear Dani, I can only say that I think many of you in this terrible time as you. Your family is alive, it is true that this is essential. Your cat may be hiding somewhere traumatized and will return some time later. I hope you quickly find the strength to rebuild you and when the time comes to think about rebuilding your collection of carnivorous plants, you can count on me too. Sincerely Eric
  6. Dear Longma and Christian, Two growers in Europe have received the originated seeds from Guatemala (I am one of them) and gave it to a cp nursery to insure germination and widespreads. It was written : "P. mesophytica, Vera Paz Form, Guatemala". P. mesophytica was not found in Vera Paz and the sender, a botanist in Guatemala told us that the species was identified by Dr Zamudio. So we have no reason to think of a wrong plant. After germination and flowering, we discovered that this species was not fitting with the description of P. mesophytica by Dr Zamudio. But unfortunately, the species was distributed before we confirmed the identification. But as I wrote, the sender gave us the Dr Zamudio's name as a moral guarantee and the seeds was offered and not sold. The species is a P. moranensis from Vera Paz, Guatemala and not P. mesophytica. As far as I know, the true specie entered cultivation but not yet in Europe but it should be available in a few years as soon as the grower will have seeds.
  7. Hello José, I have some seeds of Dionaea muscipula I can send you free if you want
  8. Helps for saving the world biggest carnivorous plants 's collection are urgently needed ! Behind the old french nursery "Nature et Paysages", a true CP lover is taking care after many hundreds of uniques clones offered in very small quantities since years. Money is urgently needed to heat and repair the greenhouses to insure the mother plants growth and multiplications...then to have enough money to pay the many taxes we have in France and survive until the next upcomings exhibits....elsewhere, the bankers will closed this old nursery and no need to say what they will do with the plants ... All money mounts even very small are welcome, largest are not refused indeed. http://www.mymajorcompany.com/projects/sauvez-une-collection-de-plantes-carnivores?subject=Sauvez-une-collection-de-plantes-carnivores
  9. If you choose quality plastic box and not first price, you should have no problem. for the rectangular boxes, mine come form company PLASTIQUES EDA, a french company. I still grow the plants in the box you have in the picture 2010 and many box are older. The round ones are used to prepare mortar for exemple.
  10. Typical P. 'weser' from garden center according to the picture.
  11. You are welcomed in our "Pinguicula amateurs club"
  12. Very nice. I tried many times this plant. No luck yet. Laurent Legendre had good success with it while he was in Australia. He produced few hundreds plants easily : Grown year round at 35°C and over the plants were vegetatively multiplicating, producing more rosettes from mothe rosette. After few months, with 10°C less than growth temperature (meaning then around 25°C), the flower stage was induced and then seeds. After, this, you can go on with higher temperatures to multiplicate the plants and so on. No reproduction by leaf cuttings. Under 20°C, you induced the death of the plant. The plants survived no more than 16 months (annual) but has the plants were multiplicated easily, no problem. Plant prefers an acidic soil. Plants are producing two kind of leaves : one when young with "flat" rosette type with small wide leaves and then erected leaves. The plants doesn't go back to the primary stage.
  13. I think also for Pinguicula gypsicola. The hybrid gypsicola x Moctezumae have wider leaves and is not keen on forming a resting rosette like this at home. Very nice plants.