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 windowsill growing.
• Inventory changes monthly and seasonally.
Complimentary frost-protection is provided for qualifying regions throughout winter.