Pinguicula

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***DORMANCY IS IN FULL SWING MANY VARIETIES ARE TURING/GONE DORMANT...THE WEATHER HAS SENT THEM DORMANT EARLY THIS YEAR SADLY**   PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD HOW DORMANCY WORKS SEE BELOW**


Early dormancy - Gypsicola x Calderoniae and  Colimensis x Calderoniae both these two for me have mostly gone dormant now.

Mexican Pinguicula have beautiful leaves and flowers.  They require different growing conditions compared to Sarracenia and Dionaea etc where they like bright but filtered light, no direct full sun all day they plants will burn. Try to avoid very high temperatures.

They like an open compost mix we like to use peat, perlite and Cornish grit.  I am now adding a small amount of John Innes 2 to the soil mix and the plant growth has greatly improved, so they really do appreciate some extra fertilisation.

Pinguicula are very delicate plants and have very fine shallow roots, if a plant becomes lose its not an issue just genlty push the plant back on to the surface and it will reroot again.

During the growing season they can stand in shallow rain water.

All plants are propagated by leaf pullings/natural division. No tissue culture plants. Some plants take 1 or 2 years to be ready for sale from propagation and a fw a re natural slow and more challenging to grow/propagate.

DORMANCY

Several species/hybrids have a dormancy period normally in our winter period.  You can tell they are dormant or going dormant as the plants will produce smaller leaves and form a smaller rosetted plant or will vanish completely and will form a dormant bulb/hibernacula. 

Bulb forming - Red star fish,  Macrophylla pale flower, Gypsicola x Calderoniae, Colimensis x calderoniae -    Heterophylla x Kondoi and Parvifolia needs to be completely dry till it wakes up or it will rot easily.

Emarginata can be kept wet over winter if it continues to grow, I find if it is kept too dry it will go dormant. 

The plants will go dormant as and when they chose... and will wake up when they want!

Varieties like Tina,Weser, Agnata do not really go dormant and can continue to grow so keep their soil damp over winter.

Keep Mexican Pinguicula above 7c during the winter.

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