RE: Ping moranensis

From: Kelley, Ian (
Date: Mon Feb 08 1999 - 09:47:17 PST

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 09:47:17 -0800 
From: "Kelley, Ian" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg378$foo@default>
Subject: RE: Ping moranensis

YES! I purchased the same plant from CC in spring of '98 in a 2" pot.
The leaves were overflowing the edges, and I plan to repot this month -
mine is doing the exact same thing, the large, floppy leaves are dying
off, leaving a tight bud with what looks like 40 small leaflets. I
couldn't tell if this was succulent dormancy or a burst of fresh growth,
since I'd read of but never seen the succulent phenomenon. I keep this
plant indoors year round, so any dormancy would likely be brought on by
photoperiod rather than temperature - at any rate, I'm leaving mine in
the water to see what will happen, although I'll take it out at first
sign of distress.

I sure don't know why this happens, I am a babe in the Ping woods. Let
me know what happens with yours, I'm repotting mine in a couple of

- Ian Kelley
rainy, rainy San Francisco

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Mcphee []
> Sent: Saturday, February 06, 1999 7:27 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Ping moranensis
> Greetings folks,
> I am having something interesting happen with my Ping. moranensis 'G'.
> I
> purchsed one from Cal Carnivores in August of 97. Last year the
> dormancy
> consisted of a modest reduction in leaf size and lack of glands. This
> year,
> the plant is forming tight winter succulent rosettes. I have taken it
> out of
> the water now to prevent rot.
> I do not think that the cause of dormancy in this case is the
> enviornment in
> which the plant is located because I propagated it last year and now
> have
> four other plants that have not behaved this way, and all the
> moranensis are
> located next to each other.
> I am thinking that it has to do more with the fact that it is now a
> six
> growth plant in the two inch pot. Any one else have this happen? Any
> thoughts on this??
> Regards,
> Scott Mcphee in rainy N. California

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