Hello (again?) from Ottawa

olihlt

Sprout
I actually followed a link from the good old OCPS forum to get here.
I sincerely hope that most users from there made the transition to this new forum.
I am currently actually a resident of Mexico but coming back to Canada this summer.
Don't even know which part, yet.
I have been sharing my life with CPs since my teen ages, but mostly the low maintenance varieties. My ping from back then is still with me today, though.
I actually immigrated from Germany in 2011 and have since obtained Canadian citizenship.
I think that's sufficient introduction, eh?
 

H2O

Administrator
Staff member
Welcome back Olihlt!

Hope you’ve been enjoying Mexico! Have you had a chance to see any Pinguicula?

Look forward to helping you get some more plants when you get back.
 

olihlt

Sprout
Thank you both!
CPs are about the only plant you don't easily see growing in the wild in Mexico.
That is mainly due to us avoiding straying too far into nature for personal safety reasons.
But of course I have seen CPs being sold in markets and shops.
Do you have any idea of or experience with importing CPs into Canada? Is that even worth the effort?
 

H2O

Administrator
Staff member
Hey Olihlt! I fixed those posts for you!

Makes sense that you don’t go into those areas! I was taking to Fernando Rivadavia and he was mentioning that he had found a new species, collection data and herbarium specimens but was robbed afterwards and wasn’t able to publish the new species. Crazy to think about the whole situation.

For importing plants it would depend on the country and what you want to bring back. If it common stuff, it’s provably easier to just get it here!
 

olihlt

Sprout
I feel deeply for Fernando! What a disappointment beyond any material loss.

The plant I'd like to bring is a ping that has been my companion for about 20 years. So it's about sentimentality more than anything. It's a home improvement store variety ;-).
 

olihlt

Sprout
something is going horribly wrong. I think it started when i foolishly watered the ping over the leaves to wash off some debris and then put it in direct sunlight. some leaves got burnt.
but there's no new leaf growth.
please does one of you know if there's chance of recovery?
7095
 
I'm no ping expert, but, I presume it will be okay.

I have often covered my pings with water for a aeek, and they look terrible only to bounce back looking great again.

I'm sure someone else will chime in, but, I'd say just keep calm and carry on
 

olihlt

Sprout
thank you for your reassuring words, Carson!

Lloyd, I have never even heard of pullings. is that an equivalent to cuttings?

is there a thread that explains how to do it?
 
Long Fibre Sphagnum

It's dried Sphagnum often marketed for orchids, and found at many non box store nurseries. Even better may be LS which stands for live sphagnum
 

WillyCKH

CPSC Moderator
Staff member
Looks like the Ping is rotting because of the enriched peat... I'd do pullings asap like Lloyd suggested and change the potting media.
 

olihlt

Sprout
I replaced the medium with pure Sphagnum, found in the orchid section, as Carson said, and did two pullings. When I transplanted the mother plant, I did see some white root fibers growing from its stem, so my hope is rekindled.
Thank you all for your patient help!
 
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