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Before I purchase.

by Hungry Plants » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:22 am

I was just wondering how hard is it to grow Pinguicula kondoi. It would be my first Mex Ping.

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Re: Before I purchase.

by Benurmanii » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:52 am

I've been told it is more sensitive to water than other pings, but I have not found this to be the case. However, I have really bright conditions and use aggregate soils. For me, it is not harder from other typical Mexican pings, except the rosette is pretty loose and falls apart easily if unpotting. Mine have stayed carnivorous since last year and have been constantly sitting in water sense, even when temps were in the high 40s at night, no rotting. Again, I have really bright conditions. Actually, I think that's one of the most important thing for this ping, is good lighting. The one in CC's pic doens't look that great to me, seems like it's been grown in lower light, and thus seems pretty crumbly and loose.

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Re: Before I purchase.

by Hungry Plants » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:19 am

Benurmanii wrote:I've been told it is more sensitive to water than other pings, but I have not found this to be the case. However, I have really bright conditions and use aggregate soils. For me, it is not harder from other typical Mexican pings, except the rosette is pretty loose and falls apart easily if unpotting. Mine have stayed carnivorous since last year and have been constantly sitting in water sense, even when temps were in the high 40s at night, no rotting. Again, I have really bright conditions. Actually, I think that's one of the most important thing for this ping, is good lighting. The one in CC's pic doesn't look that great to me, seems like it's been grown in lower light, and thus seems pretty crumbly and loose.



Can you recommend one of there other Pings than would be a good beginner Ping. I would like something with a little color or a cool flower. I cant seem to find the pings with the shape I really love (esseriana) but I would lick to start somewhere with something that I can have a good chant with success.

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Re: Before I purchase.

by Bob Beer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:54 am

P. cyclosecta grows like a weed for me.


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Re: Before I purchase.

by Huntsmanshorn » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:43 pm

Honestly, you can't go wrong with agnata or moranensis. Agnata requires less light, but since your after bright foliage, that doesn't really matter. Also, any crosses that have either of those two in the mix, should do well for you.

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Re: Before I purchase.

by Bluemoon » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:29 pm

Hungry Plants wrote:
Benurmanii wrote:I've been told it is more sensitive to water than other pings, but I have not found this to be the case. However, I have really bright conditions and use aggregate soils. For me, it is not harder from other typical Mexican pings, except the rosette is pretty loose and falls apart easily if unpotting. Mine have stayed carnivorous since last year and have been constantly sitting in water sense, even when temps were in the high 40s at night, no rotting. Again, I have really bright conditions. Actually, I think that's one of the most important thing for this ping, is good lighting. The one in CC's pic doesn't look that great to me, seems like it's been grown in lower light, and thus seems pretty crumbly and loose.



Can you recommend one of there other Pings than would be a good beginner Ping. I would like something with a little color or a cool flower. I cant seem to find the pings with the shape I really love (esseriana) but I would lick to start somewhere with something that I can have a good chant with success.


Most forms of P. moranensis are pretty easy to grow. Some of the common hybrids (P. 'Weser', 'Sethos', etc.) are also quite forgiving for the first-time grower. They might not have the shape of esseriana that you are looking for but they will definitely give you a nice and easy start into the world of Pinguicula.

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Re: Before I purchase.

by Hungry Plants » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:05 pm

Bluemoon wrote:
Hungry Plants wrote:
Benurmanii wrote:I've been told it is more sensitive to water than other pings, but I have not found this to be the case. However, I have really bright conditions and use aggregate soils. For me, it is not harder from other typical Mexican pings, except the rosette is pretty loose and falls apart easily if unpotting. Mine have stayed carnivorous since last year and have been constantly sitting in water sense, even when temps were in the high 40s at night, no rotting. Again, I have really bright conditions. Actually, I think that's one of the most important thing for this ping, is good lighting. The one in CC's pic doesn't look that great to me, seems like it's been grown in lower light, and thus seems pretty crumbly and loose.



Can you recommend one of there other Pings than would be a good beginner Ping. I would like something with a little color or a cool flower. I cant seem to find the pings with the shape I really love (esseriana) but I would lick to start somewhere with something that I can have a good chant with success.


Most forms of P. moranensis are pretty easy to grow. Some of the common hybrids (P. 'Weser', 'Sethos', etc.) are also quite forgiving for the first-time grower. They might not have the shape of esseriana that you are looking for but they will definitely give you a nice and easy start into the world of Pinguicula.



I've actually been looking at Weser and Sethos thanks

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Re: Before I purchase.

by Benurmanii » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:50 pm

I have some good starter plants like P. agnata "red leaf" and P. gigantea, pm me if you're interested. Not a fan of CC's prices, so once you feel fairly confident with pings I can sell you a P. kondoi for a bit less, or at least a nicer looking plant than their's for the same amount.

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Re: Before I purchase.

by Hungry Plants » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:21 am

Benurmanii I sent you a PM. Just let me know what you had in mind.


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