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By Sundews69
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Hi all,

I will be building a terrarium with my mom for mexican pings and I would like to add some utrics. On impulse I just requested some utric seeds from the seed bank without checking to see how they would grow together. Are U. subulata and bisquamata good companion plants for pings? It looks like subulata grows in very wet areas based on the pics I saw? I think that would be a problem considering pings like it dryer while dormant. Thanks!
By ChelleB1005
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Joined:  Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:33 am
The utricularia do prefer wetter soil but I've also got them in my pinguicula pots, they got in there on their own with seed. They don't spread very much in the dryer pots but if you're doing a terrarium with moistened areas they'll be fine. You could also start them in their own pot then transplant some. Once they get going they'll be in every pot you have 🤣
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By Sundews69
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I'll try putting some seed in the terrarium and some in pots. Do you know if it is absolutely necessary for pings do be dry during their succulent phase? Maybe I can leave it moist so the utrics can spread?
By ChelleB1005
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I reduce waterings on my succulent pings and let them dry out a bit more until they start growing again so I wouldn't put utric seeds in those right now but if some do fall in they may still grow. I have some just starting to bloom in my succulent pots now, I'll include a picture of them. I've got bisquamata and subulata mixed in alot of my pots.
I also saw on another thread you were asking about pollination with your sandersoni. With the sublata it seems to be self pollinating indoors because mine are producing seed, you can see the capsules in some of the pictures. Otherwise insects do most the pollination. I have mats of utricularia outside and they are almost always seeding. If your weather is good for the sandersoni you could put them outside and let insects do the pollination. I hope it works, I've been hoping to get sandersoni one day
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