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Yucca Do?! I miss that nursery. I still have their "Do-Hicky" tags, and an unnamed species of desert brom from them. I know the new director of the associated botanical garden, but it was such a great nursery for providing interesting plant material to collectors. Nice ping from them, Willy!


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are you sure for ANPA C may be a hybrid ;)
for me it must be more lilac pink with a longer central lower petal. here the color is white, even pink, and petal have all the same size

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Hi Jeff, I was a little puzzled too but the plant is bought from BCP last fall, unless I mixed up its tag?
I bought ANPA A, C and D and one of them didn't make it. Do you think it's ANPA A instead? It looks much closer.
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you find many of these in calcicole(gypsicole) medium, but some others rather acidic, with or without soil.

I use these substrate
- for the subtropicale US : peat + river sand 30/70
- for the temperate following their substrate 'in situ' : just peat or my limestone substrate [ cat litter 50% with some times akadama + river sand 12.5% + vermiculite(perlite) 12.5% + pouzzolane ( volcanic stone)12.5% + limestone sand 12.5%]
- for mexican( caribbean) following their substrate 'in situ' : peat + river sand 30/70 - gypsum + river sand 30/70 and most of the time my limestone substrate .
- sometimes for rare specie just sphagnum.

we can use also the hydroponic method or for some utilisation more specific just rock wool or glass ,but long-term tests have yet to be done

we can see others infos on my little forum , in stand by actually, http://pinguicula.free.fr/ it is in french but with GOOGLE you can translate

Do you keep the species in gypsum media in separate water trays than non-gypsum species? ... could the gypsum leaching in the water be harmful?

Thanks :)


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the gypsicole species are not so numerous,species of acid medium also , so yes I separe them.

for the most numerous species, some can also grow in acidic environments , an example P.grandiflora