Re: Data requests and Orbs

Christopher Waldrop (
Mon, 09 Jan 1995 13:00:25 -0600 (CST)

> Other than leaves, the only normal thing to appear in the rosette center
> are flowers. Get ready to key them out! Use Don Schnell's book since they
> are almost certainly N.American plants, and probably _P.caerulea_ at that
> since that's what PPauls usually sells.

Based on the size, leaf shape, etc. on these, I figured that's what
they were, but I didn't want to take a chance on IDing a ping with
something more substantial. That leads me to another question,
though. What sort of conditions does _P.caerulea_ require? I've been
keeping them quite warm under fluorescent lights for most of the
winter; I hope I haven't kept them from going into dormancy. Could
these reddish leaf formations at the center be winter rosettes?