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(Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:11 am
by Benurmanii
So I've decided I'm going to post a picture of at least one of every kind of Pinguicula I own, even ones that are pretty ugly and not doing so well. I'm hoping that by doing this, when I inevitably take pictures of Pings that have started looking good again, I can see how much they have progressed/recovered. It's gonna be full of pictures, and a lot of the pictures may not be super-high-quality (I have shaky hands and fluorescent lighting is often weird through the iPhone camera), but to make up for that, I'll occasionally post my thoughts about some of the plants pictured. I hope that some find this thread enjoyable or useful.

Every photo in these first couple of posts was taken today (26th of April). You can see some of my thoughts in the file comments.

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:21 am
by twitcher
Thank you so very much for feeding my ping addiction and stoking my ping jealousy. You have a wonderful collection.

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:28 am
by Benurmanii
More pics from today, almost done with getting a photo of everything uploaded.

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:40 am
by Huntsmanshorn
I had some calderoniae for awhile but I couldn't get them to leave dormancy. They were sort of half way out when I got them and seemed to get stuck until they died. Could you explain how you are growing yours?

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:00 am
by Benurmanii
Aaaand some more, these are the last of the pics from today. With that all done, I've covered at least one of every different unique clone of Pinguicula I have (unless some are hiding that I forgot about). From here on out, it will be new photos of everything pictured in my first three posts.

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:03 am
by Benurmanii
Huntsmanshorn wrote:I had some calderoniae for awhile but I couldn't get them to leave dormancy. They were sort of half way out when I got them and seemed to get stuck until they died. Could you explain how you are growing yours?
For me the key is to keep them wet. They will stay dormant 90% of the time, but they don't seem to care about being wet while dormant, and I've lost my best calderoniae to not realizing it was waking up and letting it dry out. I've heard from Oliver Gluch that he has lost flowers from waking plants when they did not get water as soon as they started waking, so it seems to be better to err on the wet side.

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:36 am
by jeff
Bonjour

magnifique ;)

your P.megaspilaea come from Greece or Turkey ?

strange your P.dertosensis substrate ? it is a calcareous specie

jeff

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:48 am
by Benurmanii
jeff wrote:Bonjour

magnifique ;)

your P.megaspilaea come from Greece or Turkey ?

strange your P.dertosensis substrate ? it is a calcareous specie

jeff
P. megaspilaea is from Turkey. Regarding the dertosensis, I haven’t found calcareous species to grow differently in acidic media. Last year the dertosensis was in a calcareous media and it is growing just the same as it was last year.

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:19 am
by jeff
for me a P.habilii then .

I haven’t found calcareous species to grow differently in acidic media.

for me , I found some .

for the temperate 3 possible substrate: limestone, acid and undifferentiated ,finally, that's what I found 'in situ' :roll:

jeff

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:33 am
by Benurmanii
jeff wrote:for me a P.habilii then .

I haven’t found calcareous species to grow differently in acidic media.

for me , I found some .

for the temperate 3 possible substrate: limestone, acid and undifferentiated ,finally, that's what I found 'in situ' :roll:

jeff
The lack of difference in growth between calcareous and acid media for calcareous Pings is just based on my own cultivation experience. For example I have grown P. vallisneriifolia and longifolia in acidic media and have not found them to grow abnormally (I originally put a few pieces of crushed coral and clay granules on the top of media but likely not enough to neutralize the peat in the mix). Almost all of my temperate Pinguicula share water trays with Pinguicula growing in live sphagnum which would lower the pH of their water a little as well.

I would think that acid-growing Pings would not like growing in clay media, but I have not found the calcareous-growing Pings to mind growing in other mixes.

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:13 am
by jeff
see here , you have that I have constated 'in situ' (in french desolate)
http://fern72.free.fr/siteweb/habitat/habitat.html#
clicque on 'habitats ' ;)
jeff

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:56 am
by Benurmanii
Some flower pics from today

P. filifolia subsp. alba
filifolia
filifolia
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A better picture of the Golden Eye flower
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P. ehlersiae
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Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:40 am
by jeff
Bonjour

very nice ping

my 'golden eyes' ;)

Image

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:29 pm
by mo_carnivore
Wow, amazing color! What lights are you using?

Re: (Almost) every single one of my Pinguicula

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:14 pm
by riveraXVX
love 'em!! kid and I have two pings so far and seeds for another, can't wait to get more down the road!