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  1. Hi All I have seemed to have survived the winter without the loss of any pings.... until now. One ping (a P. x weser :? ) has started to rot. Can anyone help??? Its outer most leaves turned brown and soft. I removed these and replanted the ping in new media, but now the leaves are starting to turn brown again. The center of the plant remains healthy. While I have a leaf cutting of the plant that appears to be healthy, I would have liked to see it flower to get a positive ID! Thanks in advance...
  2. Hi All While searching the web I came across these... Envirolight. They seem to be a good option for growing under lights. Does anyone have any experience of these or any comments on their suitability for CPs? Thanks
  3. Is there an equation that can be used to calculate the amount of light (or watts) required for a given area to grow plants?
  4. Hi All I have some Drosera dichrosepala flowering at the moment. Is there a way of telling which subsp. they are? Thanks in advance.
  5. Some of my pings seem to be struggling with the low light levels in my window since some appartments were built localy and winter arrived. I've been inspired by another tread to buy a suitable bulb to grow my mexican pings under, to provide them with more light and more stable conditions. I've struggled to pull out the important information about growing mexican pings under light from other threads and would appreciate it if someone could provide a simple guide of important points or describe what works for them. Thanks in advance.
  6. Hi all I fancy having a go at growing either Catopsis berteroniana or Brocchinea reducta, but have no idea where to start. There are a few answers to specific questions on the forum, but I'd be interested in how people grow theirs and what to expect over the year (e.g. flowering, cutting back, etc.). Thanks in advance
  7. Thanks Loads! Sounds easy!
  8. Can anyone tell me about this plant and how they are growing it?
  9. Can you get a cheap cold frame to winter your plants in? Minors aren't much to look at over the winter, so you won't miss much.
  10. I'd like to read your FAQ. My own cuttings are coming along a treat. Any chance of an update on the plants in the pictures above?
  11. I'd wait for the whole leaf to whither, no need to cut pings back.
  12. Pitchers will colour up in the light. It might just be that the new pitchers are yet to develop their colour.
  13. I used a cold frame last winter and it worked a treat. I have found a glass one for 40 squid in the local garden centre and think I might upgrade... more room and more light.
  14. I think I may have been keeping the plants too wet! As I was away a lot during the last few months, I had been standing the pots in a small amount of water. Now that I have returned and been able to use a 'less water more frequently' all my pings are looking better!
  15. Sounds normal to me... some VFT clones split frequently and start forming a clump.
  16. I think I'll try this tonight! Some great shots there.
  17. 2LAP

    ping gigantea

    Try looking here... http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/ . Bob has pictures of almost all CPs on his site.
  18. Hay all My Pinguicula medusina has been growing for a few weeks now, however each time a leaf uncurls the last cm or so is soft and brown (i.e. dead). All my other pings seem to be thriving under the same conditions. I would even say that the Pinguicula medusina was growing strongly, if it wasn't for the dead tips of the leaves. Any ideas what the problem might be?
  19. 2LAP


    Time to edit the growlist... again!
  20. Its only one (out of 20) of my Drosera scorpioide producing gemmae, other pigmys are flowering. They seem to be pretty happy in my conditions at the moment, just the set up looks a bit dull.
  21. Hay all, Some of my pygmies have started producing seed and some producing gemmae. I'd like to put them in some new pots to grow on, but rather than growing them in a simple tray on my windowsill I was wondering if anyone had alternative/intereting ways of growing them. I do want to keep the plants seperate so that I can maintain their identification.
  22. I grow my VFTs in a sunny spot in the garden, all the food and sun they require. There has been lots of rain recently too.
  23. Doh, Aidan got there first!
  24. Sounds like your plants might be too wet, too cold (it was -1 the other night where I live) and perhaps too dark. I keep mine on a south facing window, indoors, with a little water.