Pinguicula (Butterwort)

Pinguicula (Butterwort)

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This is one of the coolest carnivorous plants out there and it will truly take a big chunk out of any fungus gnats you might have (But stop watering your plants so much, and reach out to us for the best way to get rid of fungus gnats)!

Pinguiculas, also known as Tropical Butterworts are native to Central America, and have sticky leaves during their carnivorous form, that catch and consume tiny gnats with ease. As the seasons change in their native region, so do they, taking on a succulent form, that no longer catches bugs. In your home, with no changing seasons, they may not even leave their carnivorous form, which is perfectly acceptable!

Available plants are as follows:

Small is a baby plant, 1.5 to 2 inches across or smaller, and growing well.

Medium is larger than 2 inches, but less than 4 inches across, and the most common size we typically have available.

Large is either a medium that has multiplied, and is not yet divided (2 plants connected), or a larger single plant. (usually around 6 inches across)

Premium is an extra large, flowers regularly, and catches the most gnats. These can be up to a foot across when mature! 

Do not use plant food or nutrients with your carnivores, as many of them are used to growing in a substrate that is very nutrient deficient, and will suffer if given plant food, sometimes, even to the point of death.

 

**THESE PLANTS DO NOT USUALLY SHIP WELL, ESPECIALLY THE LONG-LEAFED VARIETY. YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO LOSE LEAVES DURING TRANSIT, BUT DON'T WORRY- THEY WILL GROW BACK, and THE LOST LEAVES CAN ACTUALLY MAKE PLANTS ON THEIR OWN!

JUST DO NOT EXPECT AN INSTAGRAM READY PLANT, STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. BY PURCHASING THIS ITEM, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS IS ACCEPTABLE.**