Pinguicula moranensis

Clarke Brunt (
Fri, 11 Mar 1994 10:07:57 GMT

Pinguicula moranensis is a great plant in my opinion. An earlier
message recommended it to beginners, saying it flowers twice per year.
Mine only flowers once per year, the flowering period lasting from
about May until March the next year! My plants are only now producing
a Winter rosette, which if it's like last year will only persist for
a few weeks before growing out again. I expect I'll divide the plants
once the Winter rosette seems to have devloped as much as it's going
to do. I had one plant two years ago, divided into 5 last year + a few
leaf cuttings - at that rate, I could soon have 25 if I can find the
space for them. This will mean that the Members of our
Cactus and Succulent Society - my usual outlet for spare plants - will
soon be inundated with Pinguiculas!

Incidentally, I'm just calling this plant 'moranensis' - it came to
me un-named.

Just noticed this morning that my seeds of Utricularia bisquamata
(if people still call it that) have germinated. I'm only just starting
with U.'s, so I'll be watching them with interest.