Butterworth Gallery

P. Tina

Pinguicula are ok with all kinds of light levels, while they get stressed out with too much Philippine sun - in fact we keep ours always shaded to keep them from shrinking. They also can run dry for a few days, but generally enjoy occasionally a tray with standing water. What they really don't like, is too much exposure to rain. For soil, once again we use coco peat and mix in some coarse silica sand if we have some (avoid river or beach sand). They don't need fertilizer, heck I wouldn't be surprised if they are growing without soil or on toilet tissue.
They are good insect catchers, of course only small stuff like gnats, sometimes a moskito. Actually these plants are perfect for protecting other plants from insect pests. Another bonus are large flowers that are displayed almost year round.
Please be advised, that Pinguicula is very delicate to be shipped. While we pack it with utmost care, please also unpack it with utmost care (slowly!). Still it often happens that some of the outer leaves get loose (we can't give you a warranty, how well it arrives!). You can place those loose leaves just flat on moist soil and if you are lucky, you even get some additional baby plants.

P. agnata

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AVAILABLE NOW

A relatively large species from Mexico (1500m) that has roundish purple/white flowers. It's one of the classics easy to grow. Finally we have enough stocks that we dare to sell.

PRICE: P800

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P. esseriana

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OUT OF STOCK

Another miniature butterworth that is notorious for being very prolific and forming carpets of tiny flower laden butterworthes. They will be ready for sale some time in 2017, but we'll try to size them up (think 10 centavo coin :-)) before we release them.

P. moctezumae

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OUT OF STOCK

A new Pinguicula with spectacular thin leaves - very different to the other ones on this page. It originates from Mexico, where it grows at altitudes from 900-1100m. Propagation is slow on this one, but we might get to offer them for sale as well - in a few years.

P. moctezumae x Sethos

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We were able to create this new hybrid. It has ovalish leaves, with flowers that seem to be slightly darker than the parents. In the meantime it has been growing and propagating well for us, so we were able to lower the price.

PRICE: P450 reduced from P600

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P. X Sethos

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OUT OF STOCK

This is the hybrid between P. ehlersiae and P. moranensis. It is very prolific, you might even want to try indoors near a bright window. It flowers more or less permanently, so even people who are not yet obsessed with carnivorous plants like it immediately. You might find this plant also under the name P. Weser, which only differs by the white spot in the flower, that is a white line for P. Weser.

P. X Tina

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OUT OF STOCK

The hybrid of P. agnata with P. zecheri that bears large light violet flowers. It grows and propagates well, so we should have it for sale soon ("soon" in horticulture means less than 2 years :) ) As you may have noticed, it can get quite large.