Re: Growing Mexican Pings Outside

Robert Allen (Robert.Allen@Eng.Sun.COM)
Tue, 3 May 1994 09:49:36 -0700

>>Hi, I wanted to ask the group if anyone has been growing their Mexican Pings
>>outside, and what success anyone has had, if any?

I've been growing P. moranensis outdoors for the past couple of years,
year 'round. Winter temps get down to about 30 F, but I don't think
they've taken a hard freeze. Plants have been in both peat moss and
in vermiculite. They flower profusely, produce divisions every year,
and in general do great. Same w/ P. agnata and P. gypsicola. This
year I'm trying a few others, but I don't know how they're going to
do thus far. It really helps to know the temp. distribution of the
plants as not all Mexican pings are created equal. Oh yes, P. x Sethos
also does great outside. I'm here in the San Francisco Bay Area,
near the Bay, which takes the edge off any hard temps in the winter.