Pinguicula elhersiae

(4 reviews)

The single feature that sets this species apart from others is its demure beauty. P. elhersiae is miniature plant with pink leaves with a white border. The pointed ends on each leaf add another level of elegance. Like most Mexican butterworts, it will goes dormant in winter for 2-3 months as a way to deal with the dry season. When the rains return and daylight hours increase, it resumes normal growth.

Type of Plant: Tropical plant for windowsill growing.
Size: 0.75 inches across when mature.
Sunlight: Dappled to partial sun. Avoid hot sunlight.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: 1 part peat moss, 3 parts perlite.
Temperatures: Tolerant of cool temperatures but always protect from frost.

• Juvenile plant, acclimated for windowsill growing.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

Current Stock:
Adding to cart… The item has been added



  • 5

    Posted by Jeff on January 28, 2024

    Wonderful plant. Healthy and packaged well. Very happy with this one.

  • 5
    PINGUICULA ELHERSIAE - a beautiful pink

    Posted by David Koffman on December 28, 2023

    A very beautiful miniature butterwort! I got this in the late fall and it was shipped in excellent condition from Sarracenia NW! It's in the dormant stage currently, but is still quite colorful. The only issue I had was the amount of planting medium being above the top of the shipping pot and I had a lot of runoff when watered. Not a huge problem though and I'm very pleased with the Elhersiae in my collection! Thanks SNW!

  • 5
    Perfect little plant

    Posted by Brittney Baley on December 24, 2023

    I wish I could attach pictures because it was packaged perfectly. It did become dislodged as the instructions said it may but it was easy to place back in the soil and is thriving!

  • 5
    Wonderful healthy plant as always!

    Posted by PT on December 23, 2023

    Loyal customer. SNW will always be my #1 seller for carnivorous plants. SNW is one of the few that ship their plants potted so it's dummy proof for those who are not very good at potting up bare root pings and nepenthes! Elhersiae came healthy, pink and in a healthy winter succulent. Can't wait to see it grow during the warmer months.