Pinguicula esseriana has tight rosettes, rarely bigger than a nickel, that blush pink when grown under high light. This species stays delicate and tiny! A must have for the butterwort collection. Single pink, purple, or violet flowers appear twice a year on upright stalks. The butterwort plant is a passive trapper, which means it doesn’t actually use movement to snare its prey.
We recommend planting this plug in our Pinguicula soil.
This plant ships as a bare root starter plant.
—Plants ship on Mondays and Tuesdays—
- "Pings" like bright light. They are well suited for growing on window ledges.
- Water with distilled or non-chlorinated water. Avoid watering the crown of the plant.
- Feed your Ping in the growing season, once every two weeks for robust growth and flower production. Use small gnats or small fish food flakes.
- Toxicity: Pings are non-toxic and safe for pets and humans.
- Skill Level: Beginner