Pinguicula moctezumae is a beautiful species of butterwort native to Hidalgo and Queretaro, Mexico. To supplement poor environmental nutrition, the leaves produce sticky droplets via a series of glandular structures which serve to trap and digest insects. P. moctezumae prefers a well-draining media.
$17.00 – $22.00
Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant about 2-3 inches in diameter, 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: 5-7 inches in diameter
Light: Partial shade or full sun
Soil: Mexican Butterwort Potting Mix or peat, sand, and perlite 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: 50-90% with adequate airflow
Water: Keep media damp at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Dormancy period: Leaves may shrink back slightly in winter
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.