Pinguicula sp., Butterwort

Pinguicula sp.

Family: Lentibulariaceae
USDA Zone: 3-7?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeBog or aquatic plantOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Pinguicula produce micro fine sticky droplets on its broad flat leaves much like flypaper and collects very small insects on its surface. Pinguiculas are also well noted for their large long lasting flowers that come on the plant at almost any time of the year.

Pinguiculas are a shade loving plant from cooler climates and are relatively easy to care for and multiply. They are ideally suited to growing in terrariums and window sills that are not too hot. They are easily grown with ferns and under shaded benches.

Keep out of direct sun. Stand in 2cm rainwater in growing season. Keep drier in winter and only water occasionally. Rosette will be more succulent. Keep above 7 C in winter.

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