Carnivorous
Photograph
Genus species 'Cultivar' - OR -
Genus Hybrid 'Cultivar'
Description and grower
Future image Pinguicula
gigantea

Parents: = Species in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Desc: Tropical butterwort. Carnivorous leaves in summer, succulent in winter. Attractive rosette of green leaves, rosette 3 inches wide.
Grower: 11/27/2006 California Carnivores (Sebastopol, CA).

1/21/2007 - Healthy plant. Nice green leaves, new growth. Receives 500 footcandles for 12 hours per day from MH-HID lights. Watered twice weekly, soil kept permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
11/30/2006 - Grown in 3 inch pot. Healthy plant. Moved indoors for winter (MH-HID lights). Watered twice weekly with RO water, soil kept permanently wet until leaves become succulent. Succulent leaves kept dry, lightly misted weekly. Nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
Future image Pinguicula
laueana

Parents: = Species in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Desc: Tropical butterwort. Red flowers. Carnivorous leaves in summer, succulent in winter. Attractive rosette of green leaves, rosette 3 inches wide.
Grower: 11/27/2006 California Carnivores (Sebastopol, CA).

6/1/2007 - DEAD.
3/17/2007 - Basal leaves have very reduced in number. Four tiny green leaves remain in center of rosette. Receives 500 footcandles for 12 hours per day from MH-HID lights. Watered twice weekly, soil kept permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
1/21/2007 - Basal leaves have reduced in number. Nice green leaves in center of rosette. Green leaves are healthy, but tiny. Receives 500 footcandles for 12 hours per day from MH-HID lights. Watered twice weekly, soil kept permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
11/30/2006 - Grown in 3 inch pot. Healthy plant. Moved indoors for winter (MH-HID lights). Watered twice weekly with RO water, soil kept permanently wet until leaves become succulent. Succulent leaves kept dry, lightly misted weekly. Nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
Future image Pinguicula
moranensis

Parents: = Species in Mexico.
Desc: Light green leaves in rosette, 2 inches long.
Grower: 9/16/2006 Anything Orchids ().

3/17/2007 - Healthy plant. New leaf growth. Receives 500 footcandles for 12 hours per day from MH-HID lights. Watered twice weekly, soil kept permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
1/21/2007 - Healthy plant. New leaf growth. Receives 500 footcandles for 12 hours per day from MH-HID lights. Watered twice weekly, soil kept permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
9/20/2006 - Grown in 2 inch pot. Moved indoors for winter. Healthy plant. Receives 500 footcandles for 12 hours per day from MH-HID lights. Watered twice weekly, soil kept permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
Pinguicula
moranensis

Parents: = Species in Mexico.
Desc: Light green leaves in rosette, 2 inches long.
Grower: 12/5/2006 J&K Orchids (Neenah, WI).

3/17/2007 - Healthy plant. New leaf growth. Receives 500 footcandles for 12 hours per day from MH-HID lights. Watered twice weekly, soil kept permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
1/21/2007 - Healthy plant. New leaf growth. Receives 500 footcandles for 12 hours per day from MH-HID lights. Watered twice weekly, soil kept permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
12/5/2006 - Grown in 3 inch pot. Moved indoors for winter. Healthy plant. Receives sunlight from southeast facing window for 2-3 hours. Watered twice weekly, soil kept permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.
Future image Pinguicula
moranensis
'Primuliflora'

Parents: = Species in Mexico.
Desc: Light green leaves in rosette, 2 inches long.
Grower: 12/5/2006 J&K Orchids (Neenah, WI).

1/21/2007 - DEAD. All leaves brown and crunchy. Assumed dead and discarded from collection.
12/5/2006 - Grown in 2 inch pot. Moved indoors for winter. Healthy plant. Receives sunlight from southeast facing window for 2-3 hours. Watered twice weekly, soil kept permanently wet, nighttime temperature kept above 60F for winter.


Carnivorous
Photograph
7-1-2007 Pinguicula catches bird. A young hummingbird entered through my open overhead garage door, became frightened, and flew into a glass window. Luckily, the bird's fall was cushioned by landing onto a potted carnivorous plant. The dazed bird sat in the pot for several minutes and allowed me to capture some images of the event. After the photoshoot, the hummingbird leap into the air and excaped out the garage door. Enjoy the images.
"Tom: That was a great story and amusing picture. We sell a mexican butterwort hybrid called 'hummingbird mix' that was a P. superba pollinated by hummingbirds that come into the greenhouse, and P. x john rizzi is a cultivar we registered from that batch of seed. The story is in my book in the chapter on butterworts. Thanks! Poor birdface. - Peter at California Carnivores."


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