Pinguicula: Tropical Butterworts
Pinguicula, commonly called butterwort, has succulent-like, flat leaves with a very sticky coating to capture small insects, such as gnats and fruitflies. Nearly all of the tropical variety found in cultivation are native to the mountains of Southern Mexico. Pinguicula prefers partial sun and mild temperatures during the growing season (spring through fall). In winter, when it is often dry in their natural habitat, the plant will form a tight rosette of small leaves. They will remain in this hibernated state until spring.
• Plants are acclimated for most household conditions.
• Inventory changes monthly and seasonally.