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Pinguicula sp. Alfred Lau #13
Pinguicula "Alfred Lau #13"


Price: $14.95
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Stock Status: In Stock
Item Number:: 25101

General Description
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.

Please watch the monthly video for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

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.

Cold Tolerance
Tolerant of cool temperatures, but protect from frost.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 31 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Cute little killer plant July 13, 2020
Reviewer: Charlie from Eugene, OR United States  
I've bought from SNW as a kid and am glad to take this hobby up again. This plant looks great and is liking its new home!

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3 of 5 Arrived Almost Dead March 10, 2020
Reviewer: Lily from Longmont, CO United States  
My butterwort arrived almost totally dead.  The roots had pulled out of the container during shipping, and the heating pack that was included had basically completely cooked half of the leaves.  I was pretty bummed out, but one of the leaves was still super healthy looking, so I tucked the roots back in, and started watering/taking care of it as normal.  To my delight, it has put out a new rosette, and is bouncing back.  I would recommend ordering during a time of year when your plant won't need to be shipped with a heating pack.  ***RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** I'm sorry how the plant arrived!  We expect it to arrive as if you came to the nursery and picked it up yourself.  Obviously, we goofed in our packaging.  I checked my records and didn't see any messages from you regarding your plant.  We highly recommend contacting us immediately if you are at all concerned about the health of your plant upon arrival.  All plants are covered by a 30-day guarantee, and we replace any plants that have suffered during transit.  This information is covered in the literature that was included in your package.  You can also read more about the guarantee using the link at the bottom of the page.

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5 of 5 February 10, 2020
Reviewer: James from Washington, DC United States  

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5 of 5 Fantastic ping! January 6, 2020
Reviewer: Elisha Juve from Deer Park, WA United States  
My P sp. Alfred Lau arrived in perfect condition and is doing great!  It was a good size for a rarer ping (about two inches in diameter).  Thanks, SNW!

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4 of 5 A lot smaller June 30, 2019
Reviewer: DEBRA WALLER from Brooklyn, NY United States  
This was a very small one and it was a waste I should have gotten two more of the first two I got from you

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