Alfred Lau was a botanist who researched and discovered many Mexican butterworts in the wild. This particular plant was one that he discovered in the wild and remains unidentified. It potentially is a form of Pinguicula gigantea or a natural hybrid with it. It has large, broad, slightly wavy leaves at full size, and grows very quickly. It seems to grow well without a dry winter rest if the soil is moist and the lighting is bright throughout the year.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot and is expected to reach flowering maturity in 1-2 seasons. All plants were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.
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Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
Up to 8 inches across
Partial sun. A south window with several hours of direct sunlight is ideal.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil damp but not waterlogged.
Use 1 part peat moss,1 part perlite, and 1 part sand. Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
Tolerant of cool temperatures, but protect from frost.