Pinguicula esseriana


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(52 customer reviews)

Pinguicula esseriana is a butterwort species 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, P. esseriana forms “drool edges” on its leaves so that dew and trapped prey won’t slide off.

*This plant ships bare root*

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Size and packing method: You will receive a young bare root plant about 0.5 inches in diameter, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. Plants are more green at the moment. 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: About 1 inch in diameter
Light: Partial to full sun or grow light equivalent
Soil: Mexican Butterwort Potting Mix, sand and perlite mix
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, fish food, or diluted foliar fertilizer such as Maxsea every 2-3 weeks
Humidity: 50-80% 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.

52 reviews for Pinguicula esseriana

  1. Nevada (verified owner)

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  2. Vivian Wallace (verified owner)

    Absolutely adorable. It has not caught any bugs so I may need to feed it myself, but it’s cuteness makes up for it being less effective than the sundews.

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