Commonly referred to as the Primrose Butterwort, this carnivorous plant is native to the Southern US. It has sticky, oblong leaves which it uses to trap insects such as ants, flies, mosquitos and gnats. It is prolific and will produce plantlets on the ends of its leaves. The lilac colored flowers are produced on sticky stems that are high about the foliage. It readily blooms throughout the year provided temperatures are warm. Makes for an invaluable member to any indoor plant collection, especially orchids.
Available in a 3" pot with plantlets.
Pinguicula Care: Butterworts do best in partial shade with bright indirect light. They are well suited for growing on window ledges or outdoors during warm months. They must be watered with non-chlorinated water preferably with a low TDS (between 0 and 25ppm). You can use rain water, RO or distilled. They do not like to dry out but do occasionally tolerate being flooded. When watering, place plants in a tray and pour water in tray about 1/2” (referred to as the tray method) as they enjoy high humidity. Make sure they are in a well draining mix to avoid soggy roots and root rot. Avoid watering the crown of the plant. Temperature should be maintained between 50°F and 85°F. They can survive lower temperatures but will cease to grow until temperatures are warmer. They generally do well in open terrariums.
****** PLEASE KEEP IN MIND FOR WINTER ORDERING: We will ship your order whenever the temperatures in both Asheville and the destination city are above 40F. We will message you regarding potential ship date. If you are experiencing extreme temperatures, please wait until your area is warmer to place your order.