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Hi folks!

As I had a telephone call with a friend this day, I used the time to take some pictures of my ping-tank.

The pictures aren't that good for me cause the lighting is bad. But to have a little idea of the collection I think it will do.

When the Pings will be in flower I'll try to take some proper pictures! ;)

For now:

First that's my Cephalotus. The pitchers are ca. 3-4cm heigh, it's the largest Pot I own... Indeed the only genus that is allowed to pass the winter with my beloved Pings! :tongue:

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P. ibarrae

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The first flowers of P. gracilis are just showing.

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And P. rotundiflora does the same!

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Also P. jaumavensis ...

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and P. nivalis get ready ;)

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Well, here also some winterrosettes.

P. laueana

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P. gypsicola

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P. potosiensis

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P. acuminata

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P. kondoi I hope for flowers. They are indeed wonderful.

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And last but not least P. moranensis f. orchioides

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So I hope you like at least the plants, if the pictures aren't really the best. :-)

Regards Marcus!

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Hi,

thank you for your kind remarks!

@Jim: The media is now nearly bone dry. Especially for P. gypsicola it's very necessary. I only give water every 2 weeks, but only very little amounts in each pot.

@Petr: No problem! The media is 100% inorganic. I normally use (all in pots) 2 times perlite, 2 times vermiculit, 1 time Lava, 1 time Seramis, 1 time Sand ca. 2-3mm, 1 time fine white sand, 1 time pumice stone (I hope that's the right word for it) and if I have 1 time Bentonit.

Don't know if that is the best media.

For me it has some advantages I never want to miss again:

- Fast wet, fast dry

- airy

- no vermin

- very easy to use

Some people I know mix it with a little bit of peat. You'll have to try...

Regards Marcus

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They really are beautiful.

Now I am going to have to add pings to my collection!

Are they easy to grow from seed?

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Hi nadja77,

I think starting with seed's is relatively difficult! It's not the problem to get the seeds started, but after 2 or 3 weeks the plants often die without noticable reason....

The best way is buying little plantlets made of root cuttings.

Regards Marcus

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I think starting with seed's is relatively difficult! It's not the problem to get the seeds started, but after 2 or 3 weeks the plants often die without noticable reason....

That's a pity. I was going to give it a try with my next seed order.

But then again I won't find out if I don't try :suicide_fool-edit:

again lovely plants!

Regards

Nadja

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That's a pity. I was going to give it a try with my next seed order.

But then again I won't find out if I don't try :suicide_fool-edit:

again lovely plants!

Regards

Nadja

I usually have no problem with seeds. Maybe they need more organic material in the media. I have a bit of compost in my media.

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I usually have no problem with seeds. Maybe they need more organic material in the media. I have a bit of compost in my media.

Since I have not grown any I don't know much at all on how to germinate them and if successful how to keep them happy.

I remember vaguely reading somewhere that they do enjoy a richer mix than most Cp's. But of course I could be wrong.

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