Pinguicula Unboxing

Group shot of the plant corner.

I’ve been waiting all morning for my package from Gem State Carnivores to arrive. Customer service has been excellent. He replies quickly to inquiries and shipping was fast. I bought 3 pings from him: P Weser, P emarginata x jaumavensis, and P laueana x potosiensis.

unpacking process

The pings were super well packed. So well packed, that I could barely get into it! There was a lot of cutting involved. The pings were healthy and a good size. The p emarginata x jauvamensis is in flower and pushing new buds out. I love the little white flower with pink veining.

Pinguicula emarginata x jaumavensis flower
Ping group shot 🙂 In their new window sill home

The new plants were potted up in 2/3 peat and 1/3 perlite and the bottom was lined with a little bit of sphagnum. My first 3 came potted, so it was my first time seeing the roots. They are quite shallow and dinky–a little silly looking because you wonder how it’s supposed hold a plant in place.

On a side note, the serracenias are waking up. I bought a dormant mystery rhizome on a recent order from California Carnivores. Can’t wait to see what it is!

Are your carnivores waking up for the spring yet?


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