Pinguicula gypsicola

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TEMPORARY WINTER SHIPPING RATES ARE NOW IN EFFECT. Orders containing plants will be charged a flat $14 for shipping. This fee includes a 72 hour heat pack and an automatic upgrade to Priority Mail. Orders containing only soil or other non-perishables will ship at the normal flat rate of $5. Our regular rates will return March 1st.

Pinguicula gypsicola


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.


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.

Growing requirements

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.
Temperature: 55-90°F
Dormancy: Reduce watering when winter rosette begins to form

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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