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By Overhau
Posts:  10
Joined:  Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:05 am
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The leaves of my pinguicula (a pinguicula gigantea I think it is) are turning yellow and translucent and I don't know what to do. :| I thought it was a sunburn since here in Italy it is 33 degrees, and so I put my pinguicula where it doesn't get direct sun and added perlite to its soil, still, it doesn't recover, it's only worsening. What can I do? :cry:
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By heywhathuh
Posts:  154
Joined:  Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:05 am
#339417
Yours looks a little unhappy, but old leaves withering and getting translucent is normal. As long as the new growth coming from the center is continuing and is healthy I usually do not worry.

What is the soil mix, and how long have you had it?
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By jeff
Posts:  418
Joined:  Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:41 pm
#339480
Bonjour

for me your leaves are not translucent just yellow ,not yet cooked.She has indeed caught a hot shot

translucent leave is a leave that is cooked either by the too high temperature or the opposite a temperature below 0 °

beware of the substrate as well it is a plant rather of calcicoles

for my part I would change substrate and I would put it well in the shade in a cool and airy place , substrate wet
By Overhau
Posts:  10
Joined:  Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:05 am
#339487
Thank you for your answers! They have helped me a lot. I am currently using white peat (I think it also contains a bit of sphagnum) and perlite. I think the white peat is 6 months old by now.
What soil would you recommend?
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