Pinguicula growing 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+
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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Requirements for 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:
Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
5-20 cm, 2-8 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
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 as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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