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, P. esseriana forms “drool edges” on its leaves so that dew and trapped prey won’t slide off.
$20.00 – $25.00
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.
Mature size: About 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
Dormancy period: Reduce watering when winter rosette begins to form
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.