11 Aug

Pinguicula esseriana Care

Pinguicula esseriana

Pinguicula esseriana is a distinct species of butterwort native to San Luis Potosi, Mexico. It forms carnivorous leaves in the summer and succulent leaves in the winter and prefers a loose substrate. In its carnivorous state, Pinguicula esseriana forms “drool edges” on its leaves so that dew and trapped prey won’t slide off.

Plant Care Requirements

  • Native region: San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Mature size: ~1 inch in diameter
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil: Mexican Butterwort Potting Mix, sand and perlite mix
  • Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2-3 weeks, only use fertilizer if you have plenty of experience growing carnivorous plants
  • Humidity: 50-80% with adequate airflow
  • Water: During it’s active growing season provide enough distilled water for the media to remain damp. During winter dormancy, reduce watering and allow media to dry out regularly
  • Temperature: 55-85°F
  • Dormancy period: Reduce watering when winter rosette begins to form

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