Pinguicula colimensis

Pinguicula colimensis


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(26 customer reviews)

Pinguicula colimensis was described in 1963 by Rogers McVaugh and John T. Mickel. The Mexican butterwort is native to the states of Colima, Michoacán, and Guerrero where it can be found growing on gypsum and limestone rocks. P. colimensis is known to have some of the largest gland tentacles in the genus and produces a very compact winter rosette. Please note: Most plants are currently in their compact succulent form, see size information for each below.

*This plant ships bare root*

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Size and packing method:  You will receive a bare root plant, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. Plants in carnivorous form about 1 inch across and plants in their succulent form are roughly 0.5 inches across. 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: Up to 9.5 inches in diameter
Light: Partial to full sun or grow light equivalent
Soil: Mexican Butterwort Potting Mix
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, fish food, or diluted foliar fertilizer such as Maxsea every 2-3 weeks
Humidity: 40-70% with adequate airflow
Water: While in its carnivorous phase, provide enough distilled water for the media to remain damp. Reduce watering and allow the media to dry out regularly once the succulent rosette begins to form.
Temperature: 55-85°F
Dormancy: Technically none, however carnivorous leaves are replaced by a smaller succulent rosette for part of the year

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

26 reviews for Pinguicula colimensis

  1. Kelly Christensen (verified owner)

    I was very excited to receive my carnivorous succulent! The packaging was perfect in order to create the most care for its travel via mail. I will definitely shop here again!

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. Mike F. (verified owner)

    Nice size plant. Packaged carefully! Thanks

  4. Ulises V. (verified owner)

    Nice healthy plant.

  5. Brad Rhodes (verified owner)

    Much better than I expected.

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

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