That sounds like a great name for a band. Anyway, I've had this tuffa stone for many years originally it was planted with 3 alpine plants but over the years have succumb to my neglect. For the past few years it has sat in my garden growing moss. When I saw other members here planting pings on stones I decided to give it a try. I got 3 beautiful specimens from Willy and planted them up. Wish me luck.
Back left is P. esseriana, middle front P. "Pirouette" and right is P. moranensis x ehlersiae.
Last Edit: Jul 18, 2017 11:06:32 GMT -5 by yukondave
Hi Dave - Vary nice! I'm inspired. And along those lines...
Side question: Does anyone know if you can extract a plant from tufa once the plant has grow in it? I mean I'd like to know if you can remove a plant that has gown in the tufa to continue growing it, healthy, elsewhere or it is a once you plant it that's the end? Plant it and that's it?
-Alex Director of Conservation, Research & Education International Carnivorous Plant Society
Based on my experiences, Mexican Pings are able to recover from broken roots pretty quick and well. So I don't think you will have troubles extracting them. On the other hand, if you want to plant something like pygmie sundew, then yea, what's done is done. Willy
Carnivorous Plants lover, Mechatronic Systems Engineer BC, Canada
I have ZERO experience growing Pings, I'm flying by the seat of my pants here.
The stone is sitting in a saucer of rainwater and I mist it periodically. Final location hasn't been decided, right now it's sitting under lights in an Exo Terra terrarium while the plants recover from their shipping/transplanting trauma.
Looks good! I've always wanted to try to growing pings on some kind of rock but I haven't found a good rock/dont actually have enough pings to experiment with this at this point. Keep us updated on how it goes
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5