I received 3 weeks ago my tempered Pings from France.
For the record, it has been a very hot summer in Paris and my pings have made their summer hibernacle (like almost every summer for 3 years).
As I moved from France to Canada, I had to remove them from their pots and put them in ziplocks (with wet paper).
I thought it would only take a week but the person (who had the pack in charge) had a problem and send them to me with delay. In all, the hybernacles were in complete black for 3 weeks and without water. I planted them here (3week ago) and I am reassured to see that they are not dead and that they are recovering :
The good thing is that I have many small green hibernacles. The bad thing is that my 2 species are mixed so I'll have to wait till they do flower to be sure of the species. I have Pinguicula Grandiflora and Pinguicula Corsica.
The only problem that it should not come out of there hibernacle now in the fall.
So, I'll have to recalibrate them this winter for in April they come back again... I thought to leave them warm and sunny until November and after that, put them in my basement (between 14° and 18° I believe).
they must stay outside in winter with a hibernaculae, otherwise they risk dying.
they must nevertheless always return to dormancy ,it is the cycle.
the cycle in natur for temperate ( or ex situ but outdoor)(depending on species and altitude) APRIL, MAY, JUNE formation of rosette and flowers JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER seed capsule and formation of hibernaculae OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH dormancy
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