Pinguicula immaculata, a tiny carnivore

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Pinguicula immaculata is not a commonly grown species - especially in the U.S.

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This cute little one is a Mexican Pinguicula that likes slightly drier conditions than usual.
 

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Someone gave me a Ping recently, but I have no idea how to grow it.
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Well what kind of ping is it? If you don't know, a picture could help
If it's a Mexican Pinguicula, just keep it in a tray and water it with distilled /rain water unless you have soft water in which case I envy you
They'll do well on a windowsill, under lights, possibly outside though I don't know how they'll handle frosts - probably not well
In winter this group can form succulent growth and like to have water withheld similar to many dendrobium spp

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Well what kind of ping is it? If you don't know, a picture could help
If it's a Mexican Pinguicula, just keep it in a tray and water it with distilled /rain water unless you have soft water in which case I envy you
They'll do well on a windowsill, under lights, possibly outside though I don't know how they'll handle frosts - probably not well
In winter this group can form succulent growth and like to have water withheld similar to many dendrobium spp

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Interesting. I don't know what kind it is. I was told to keep it wet, so I did, but probably too wet. I accidentally knocked it over, it fell out of the pot, and it is a bit smashed up. There are very few roots, mostly mush. I repotted it in moist sphagnum and hope it will grow new roots.
It does seem to be quite succulent, so I appreciate your recommendation of less water in winter.
 

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Interesting. I don't know what kind it is. I was told to keep it wet, so I did, but probably too wet. I accidentally knocked it over, it fell out of the pot, and it is a bit smashed up. There are very few roots, mostly mush. I repotted it in moist sphagnum and hope it will grow new roots.
It does seem to be quite succulent, so I appreciate your recommendation of less water in winter.
You can keep it pretty wet as long as it's in some kind of airy medium. If it's a Mexican Pinguicula, Sphagnum can rot it unfortunately.
Other species enjoy being in Sphagnum though so it all depends on what it is. If you want, you can send me a picture or post a picture here and I could help
More than likely you can take some leaves off to propagate the plant and have some backups

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Someone gave me a Ping recently, but I have no idea how to grow it.
Did it come from me? The Mexican ones are incredibly easy to grow, just keep them moist. They fall out of the pots, it is how they propagate themselves. No worries, just put it back in. Never have more than just wee little roots.
 

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I could kill it in three hours :( :)


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I'd bet on at least 4
Once you can grow one Mexican Ping, you can grow almost all of them though this one is maybe a little more sensitive
Many hybrids are incredibly easy though

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Did it come from me? The Mexican ones are incredibly easy to grow, just keep them moist. They fall out of the pots, it is how they propagate themselves. No worries, just put it back in. Never have more than just wee little roots.
It came from Jerrie. She had it in sphagnum in a pot with no drainage. I changed the sphagnum and put it into a pot with holes. It seems to be doing OK so far.
 

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