Pinguicula macrophylla

/Pinguicula macrophylla

Pinguicula macrophylla


Pinguicula macrophylla is a rather unusual species of butterwort native to Guanajuato, Mexico. It produces large oval carnivorous leaves at the end of long stalks (petioles) in the summer and during winter, grows a bulb-like bud of dormant leaves. Pinguicula macrophylla prefers a well draining mineral-based substrate and partially shaded conditions.

Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant in its carnivorous state about 1.5 inches across or a plant in its dormant state about 0.5 inches across. Currently most plants in dormant bud form. The plant will be 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 Mixin 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: 5-6 inches in diameter
Light: Partial shade
Soil: Mexican Butterwort Potting 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
Temperature: 55-85°F
Dormancy period: Reduce watering when winter rosette begins to form

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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