chomato wrote: ↑Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:33 pm
Hey all, a couple of months ago I purchased a P gigantea from one of the members here, thanks again, btw, but while it seems to be okay, it actually shrunk in size from when I first received it to now. I've read that gigantea has pseudo succulent phase, but could this be the reason why it shrunk?
Yes, that is what happened.
chomato wrote: ↑Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:33 pmI've read that pings can benefit with some calcium, has anyone tried finely crushed eggshells?
Heard good things about this but it doesn't really seem to matter one way or the other, at least not for me.
chomato wrote: ↑Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:33 pmI forgot the exact ratio on the media, but it's just peat-perlite with perlite being the greater amount. It is also on a south-facing windowsill, though it doesn't get much direct light because of the way my complex is built. I'm in the northern hemisphere zone 9a-b if it matters.20210421_165715.jpg
That sounds fine, they don't really need a whole lot of light, compared to most other carnivores anyway, and your plant looks okay to me. If you want your plant to grow big relatively fast then fertilizer is the way to go. Unfortunately, it will cause moss to grow along with your Ping which I find to be a real pain in the butt.