#3 : A pot of my favorite pings …


Here is a really old picture of a pot of pings that no longer exists (well the pot exists, the pings have since moved on to new pots, or new even new homes.  I love this picture because it was the first pot of pings I was particularly proud of.  It had all my favorite species at the time, like cyclosecta and laueana red.  How many pings can you spot in this picture, and the following pictures?

Pings growing in a mix of peat, lava rock, pumice, with a huge lava rock in the center of the pot.

This picture was taken much more recently. I love pots of mixed ping varieties.  This pot sports some John Rizzi, Weser, and laueana red from left to right as well as some scattered Weser, a jaumavensis and a couple cyclosecta at the top.

This little ping has come a long way from being a freshly removed leaf.

I’m also really excited about this  P.laueana x emarginata since it arrived as a freshly removed leaf pulling late October.


Pinguicula moranesis A is probably one of my favorite forms of moranesis.   The leaves have a translucent peachy porcelain look to them that I absolutely adore.

Pinguicula Primuliflora looking rather electric.

When I first got my hands on Pinguicula Primuliflora it didn’t look that great, and I couldn’t quite see its appeal.  Boy was I wrong.  This is now one of my favorite pings, constantly sending up little pinkish white flowers (if you look closely in the picture the lower ping is about to put out a new flower stalk).

Pinguicula potosiensis red form growing in pure APS.
This year’s pot of byblis liniflora is starting to take off like crazy.
Drosera Spiralis is currently flowering, hoping to get some seed. Fingers crossed!
Heliamphora minor from California Carnivores putting out its first adult pitcher since arriving this past May.
Look at the size of that leaf jump on this Nepenthes talangensis x robcantleyi from Predatory Plants.


Drosera Burmannii ‘Humpty Doo’ is being given away to a lucky reader in about a month!

Make sure to check out the Giveaway at the top of the front page to get a chance to win this lovely Drosera Burmannii ‘Humpty Doo’, which is by far one of my favorite sundews, and is easy to grow too! Either click on the picture above or here for more info.


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