How to grow Pinguicula

Pinguicula grow and care – leaf plant carnivorous plants of the genus Pinguicula also known as Butterworts or Butterwort, Pinguicula perennial evergreen or cold deciduous used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, subtropics, mediterranean or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+

Pinguicula leaves

Leaves color green, red or yellow the leaves grow in rosette structure, each leaf has little antennas in the edges of the leaves the antennas color can be different than the leaves and can be in the color green, red or white, in the tip of each antenna there is round shape like pompon the leaves (the antenna) are sticky and catch insect.

Flower color can be: purple, pink, white, red, yellow or more than one color, the flower has 5 petals in round can be lobed in the edges and the flowers grow on stem.

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How to grow Pinguicula growing and care:

Soil sphagnum, perlite and peat moss, more than 50% humidity, need to know that every species fit for other climate zone and need to check if it good before

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Tuber / Bulb/ Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
5-20 cm, 2-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water (spray on the leaves and rain water)

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Purple, pink, white, red, yellow or more than one color, the flower has 5 petals in round can be lobed in the edges and the flowers grow on stem

Scientific name:


How to grow Pinguicula

Growing Pinguicula



Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Carnivorous plants
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9