Pinguicula gypsicola is a beautiful species of butterwort found only in a few locations around San Luis Potosí, Mexico. It can be challenging to grow in cultivation and is prized by many collectors. It prefers a calcium rich media along with proper amounts of water and airflow to thrive.
$30.00 – $45.00
Size and packing method: Small plants are about 0.75 inches across in their carnivorous form. Large plants are about 1.5 inches across in their carnivorous form. Plants may be in a carnivorous, semi-dormant, or dormant state and are shipped bare root 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.
Mature size: Up to 5 inches in diameter
Light: Partial shade to full sun
Soil: Mexican Butterwort Mix or peat, sand, and perlite mix
Feeding: Feed bugs or dried bloodworms every 2-3 weeks, only use fertilizer if you have plenty of experience growing carnivorous plants
Humidity: 50-75% with adequate airflow
Water: During active growth, provide enough water for the media to remain damp. During dormancy, keep the media almost completely dry. It’s important not to over-water this species or the plant may die of crown rot.
Dormancy: Reduce watering when winter rosette begins to form
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.