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 Mixin 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.