Pinguicula medusina

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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 medusina


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.


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.

Growing requirements

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
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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