Re: Mexican Pings - and other CP in water

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Mon, 11 Apr 1994 10:05:23 -0400

>> On another note, a warning about Mexican Pings. They *do not* like
>> standing in water. 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.

>Barry, my _P.zecheri_ always sits in water and seem to do O.K.

> Oh, and by the way, they're in standing
>water. :-)
>(They are in those "tall pots" made from plastic drinking cups, and the
>standing water is very shallow. The tank is also quite humid.)
> Michael

A lot of my plants are in standing water; an advantage for me is the
ability to control water availability when I go out of town. It sounds
like the distance from the water to the root zone is important for pings
(and other CP?). Anyone care to comment about the depth of their
typical pots for different species? Tom