Re: Growing Mexican Pings Outside

Robert Allen (Robert.Allen@Eng.Sun.COM)
Tue, 3 May 1994 11:15:03 -0700

>>>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.
>>Thanks for the info. I live over in Berkeley so this is a help, but what
>>kind of light do yours get? Thanks John

My 'backyard' is surrounded by tall trees. I get a couple of hours
of direct sun per day as the sun moves over the top of the trees and
shines down into my yard. During the summer I get enough sun to
give a tinge of red to my flytraps and sarracenias, but not enough to
really turn them dark, dark, red. I guess I'd say I get the equivalent
of "morning sun".