Monday, February 2, 2015

Pinguicula laueana x emarginata in bloom

Ping flowers are great. My Pinguicula laueana x emarginata has opened up.

Pinguicula laueana x emarginata flower.
This is a very bold flower for such a cute plant.
My girlfriend said this one looked like religious iconography. I can see it, with the blocky shapes and the cool venation. The plant itself is also looking great.

Pinguicula laueana x emarginata with flower.
They've responded well to being fed.
That little offset is getting bigger. Also, check out the spur on the flower.

Nearby, the Pinguicula esseriana are coloring up and looking adorable.

Pinguicula esseriana.
These have such a nice little stacked rosette.
I traded one of the plants in a big trade (that I'll talk about soon), but these two are getting really pink and it's adorable.

Another pink ping thing is this little leaf pulling from Pinguicula 'Pirouette'.

Pinguicula 'Pirouette' leaf pulling.
Teeny tiny plantlets!
This pulling was stupid easy. It makes me want to propagate more pings.

Speaking of flowers, the Drosera anglica CA x HI from the Summer Batch is blooming.

Drosera anglica CA x HI flower stalk.
This looks like it's gonna be a pretty big bloom.
That's a pretty quick turnaround from leaf cutting to mature plant. I'm gonna sow these seeds to see what comes up. Apparently selfing this guy will show a decent amount of variation, so I'll have to sow some seeds and see.

Finally, I've got a project out in the backyard.

Outdoor project.
Things are brewing.
More updates as events warrant.

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