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By Dionae
Posts:  4291
Joined:  Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:03 am
#163274
Some sarracenia seedlings including rubra wherryii copper top red tube x purp and purp x Leah Wilkerson. Purp x LW didnt have a great germination but there are a few plants.
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rubra wherryii copper top red tube x purpurea
rubra wherryii copper top red tube x purpurea
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(Wilkersons Red x alata red/black) x Leah Wilkerson
(Wilkersons Red x alata red/black) x Leah Wilkerson
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Danas Delight x oreo
Danas Delight x oreo
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Purpurea ssp purpurea x Leah Wilkerson
Purpurea ssp purpurea x Leah Wilkerson
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Copper Vase x Adrian Slack
Copper Vase x Adrian Slack
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S moorei red x leuco red and white
S moorei red x leuco red and white
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By Grey
Posts:  3255
Joined:  Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
#163427
Not wanting to be left out, I sowed some Pinguicula seed (Mexican Pinguicula mix -- no idea what these sprouts are yet) and low and behold they're smiling for you all :) (I actually wanted to sow them early so they get the long germination bit out of the way before the growing season)... Thank God!

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Can you see them? :lol:
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By Grey
Posts:  3255
Joined:  Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
#163439
Oh no problem, I'll take more photos when there's more to see. I've noticed a couple of Dionaea muscips. popping up also. Woo! Pings are an absolute breeze to grow from seed, just need the right germination media.
By ziko88
Posts:  268
Joined:  Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:57 pm
#163770
I've actually had some bad experience growing Pings from seed.
might be the media might also be the seeds.. I got them from CZplants.com anyone ever had any bad seeds from them?
the media I used was 50-50 peat perlite, is that alright for them?
By Isabelle
Posts:  178
Joined:  Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:43 am
#163789
Here are some of my tiny VFT seedlings sowed 18 days ago (from FTS of course!) Really love to watch them everyday. Can't wait to see the first true leafs and traps!
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By Grey
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Joined:  Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
#163868
ziko88 wrote:I've actually had some bad experience growing Pings from seed.
might be the media might also be the seeds.. I got them from CZplants.com anyone ever had any bad seeds from them?
the media I used was 50-50 peat perlite, is that alright for them?
Peat/perlite is fine for Pinguicula seed; which species did you get, though? Some need cold stratification at rather chilly temperatures in order to germinate, some species even need heat treatment. It's all down to species at the moment, but it's also worth noting that with wet peat and warm temperatures you may find you get fungus gnat larvae taking over which can and will eat baby Pings like potato chips (even before we spot the little green dots).

Edit: I'm tired. My post makes sense even though I use the word species far too much. :lol:
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By ziko88
Posts:  268
Joined:  Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:57 pm
#163885
I had P.moctezumae and another one, I checked before if they needed stratification and from what I remembered they didn't.
I only got one seed to actually germinate (a P.moctezumae) and I still feel like I'm fighting for it's life every day.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I have really bad luck with Pings...
anyway, if I'm going to use this thread to rant about how much I suck with growing pings
I might as well show off at how good I am with growing Drosera's :lol:
This is one of my favorite, showing off some beautiful colors under my new custom LED lights. (of course grown from seed)
D.Intermedia "typical"
D.Intermedia "typical"
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By Grey
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Joined:  Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
#164687
Blinkin' 'eck these things grow quickly. Here's an update on those little tiny sprouts I showed you previously:

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There are more coming, too. Very pleased to see them reach this stage; the largest has four carnivorous leaves - it's plain adorable!
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By parker679
Posts:  1642
Joined:  Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:34 pm
#164696
Dionae wrote:Those are growing fast Grey. Anyone know of a good place to buy ping seeds in the US?
If you're a member ICPS has some Pinguicula lusitanica seed for $4.
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By Starchy
Posts:  962
Joined:  Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:58 am
#164742
Dionae wrote:Those are growing fast Grey. Anyone know of a good place to buy ping seeds in the US?
rarexoticseeds.com has temperate pings in stock. I have no clue regarding the validity of this site. I inquired about it in the CP supplier thread, but got no response. They have a very diverse availability it seems.
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