Pinguicula gigantea

Pinguicula gigantea
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$19.99

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SKU: PG.3492 Category: Tags: ,

Pinguicula gigantea may be the largest Mexican Butterwort discovered reaching up to 12 inches across, though usually it is somewhat smaller in cultivation. P. gigantea is native to Oaxaca, Mexico. In addition to its size, P. gigantea is unique in that it produces sticky dew on both sides of its leaves. It forms summer rosettes of flat, succulent leaves , which are covered in mucilaginous (sticky) glands that attract, trap, and digest insect prey. In the winter the plant forms a non-carnivorous rosette of small, fleshy leaves that conserves energy while food and moisture supplies are low. 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.

***IMPORTANT NOTE:
This plant ships as a bare root starter plant.

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Notes:

  • "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