Pinguicula medusina was thought to be a form of P. heterophylla until 2000 when it was given species status. The butterwort has the ability to produce small plantlets at the tips of its carnivorous leaves as a means of self propagation. P. medusina is native to Oaxaca, Mexico near Laguna Encantada where it grows on gypsum. During winter, the plant forms an underground bulb.
$40.00 – $45.00
Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. Plants in carnivorous form are 1-2 inches across and dormant bulbs are about 0.25 inches across. 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: Nearly 12 inches across in ideal conditions
Light: Full sun or 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: Keep soil consistently damp but not wet, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Dormancy period: Reduce watering when winter rosette begins to form
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.