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Pinguicula moranensis Caudata

Summer 1979

A splendid Mexican species, actually a form of Pinguicula moranensis. I got it from Adrian Slack in 1977. Expected to need a winter minimum of about 10 degrees C to prosper, and will tolerate slightly drier conditions during the winter, when it is more or less dormant.

This clone was said to be the one grown by Victorian orchid growers to control whitefly, rather than a more recent introduction from Mexico.

19th October 2008

During this winter temperatures in the greenhouse dropped to -5degC. One of my plants died, the other survived without damage.

10th January 2009