Leo Song will be speaking about Pinguicula at the October LACPS meeting.
Dr. Song is the former greenhouse manager at California State University Fullerton and a living legend in carnivorous plant circles. Amongst other things, he is known for pioneering Amorphophallus titanum and Welwitschia mirabilis cultivation, and is responsible for the widely-grown Dionaea muscipula ‘Jaws,’ Pinguicula ‘Pirouette,’ and Pinguicula ‘Titan’ cultivars. Peter D’Amato recently named Sarracenia ‘Leo Song’ in his honor.
Pinguicula (Butterworts). Do they captivate or mystify you? Come hear all about the wonderful cultivation of this survivor Carnivorous plant. Some can live with no water for an entire winter; some can live with no media contact. Curious plants and though delicate looking they are quite mighty and quite easy to maintain in normal household conditions.
The meeting will convene on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce building. The doors will open when Tom arrives, which is usually around 10:45AM.
As usual, plants to show and sell are welcome.