Re: Mexican Pings

Terry Bertozzi - 229112 (
Mon, 11 Apr 1994 09:00:44 +0930 (CST)

> On another note, a warning about Mexican Pings. They *do not* like
> standing in water. I have about 20 varieties, and about a month ago I
> decided to be lazy and instead of carefully watering the plants from
> above I filled the tray they are in with a few cm of water. They are
> potted in 8cm pots. They sat in this water for about two weeks. It
> is a good thing I had recently taken leaf cuttings, since this
> experiment with laziness has cost me several plants from rotting.
> Today I see that another plant, my mature _P.zecheri_, has died. I
> think I have a leaf cutting that will survive, but I may have lost
> this plant. Keep those plants dryish, or cultivate at your own peril!

Barry, my _P.zecheri_ always sits in water and seem to do O.K. Could it be
that you are just coming out of winter and the plant was a little sluggish?
Let me know if you do lose it, I may be able to replace it if need be.