Pinguicula agnata ‘True Blue’

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TEMPORARY WINTER SHIPPING RATES ARE NOW IN EFFECT. Orders containing plants will be charged a flat $14 for shipping. This fee includes a 72 hour heat pack and an automatic upgrade to Priority Mail. Orders containing only soil or other non-perishables will ship at the normal flat rate of $5. Our regular rates will return March 1st.

Pinguicula agnata ‘True Blue’


Pinguicula agnata (commonly known as a Butterwort) is a popular kitchen window plant because it traps fruit flies and gnats. To supplement poor environment nutrition, the leaves make sticky droplets that catch and digest bugs via a series of glandular structures. As a trapped insect struggles, it triggers more glands and becomes encased in the sticky droplets. Once digestion begins, the leaves absorb the nutrients through small holes, leaving only the bug’s exoskeleton on the leaf surface.

Native region: Mexico


Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant about 1 inch in diameter, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. If selecting with soil mix, you will receive a little over one cup of our prepackaged Mexican Butterwort Potting Mix in addition to the bare root plant. This quantity of soil is roughly enough to fill one 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch square pot.

Growing requirements

Mature size: 3-4 in. in diameter
Light: Full sun
Soil: Mexican Butterwort Potting Mix or coarse sand and perlite
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%
Water: Keep soil consistently damp but not wet, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 55-90°F
Dormancy: Leaves shrink somewhat in winter but will remain carnivorous

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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