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By Panman
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#391868
I have several different crosses
- emarginata x gypsicola
- agnata x gypsicoloa
- rotundiflora x gracilis
- emarginata x laueana
- Aphrodite
- Piroutette

I've heard that they like a dry, reduced light dormancy period. I have them under less intense lights on a sunrise to sundown schedule and I am planning on watering every other week. Is there anything else I need to know?
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By CPhunter101
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From what I know, P. Aphrodite doesn't really experience a dormancy.
Last year, the leaves on my P. Aphrodite grew at a slower rate and were smaller, but they remained carnivorous.
As for the other pings, I'm not really sure...
By twitcher
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#392351
Well, in my collection there always seems to be some that are not "dormant" and some not as actively growing. I do not try to manage that, just basically keep healthy conditions and let the plants do what they want. I would definitely do that with the Mexican hybrids (which are the ones you mentioned) Blooming on some varieties seems linked to the time of the year. For example, my planifolia (not a Mexican and not a hybrid) have just started blooming this past week, preceded by an increase in size of the whole plant over the last month. I agree about Aphrodite. It seems to keep blooming all year around. Its going to depend on the variety. Take notes and pictures throughout the year to gather information and perhaps you will notice a pattern.

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