Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Highlands of Hidalgo, Mexico
Zones: 10-11 (8-12)
The Ibarrae Butterwort, Pinguicula Ibarrae
, is an easy to grow mexican butterwort with large broad leaves and dazzling white flowers with a touch of violet. Its thick and succulent leaves have a strap-like shape with rounded ends. As with its mexican butterwort kin, it has large carnivorous leaves in the warm, wet summer, but rarely only slightly smaller succulent leaves in the cool, dry winter. It prefers damp, loose, alkaline soils, and partial shade with warm, wet summers and cooler, dry winters. It flowers in late spring with several nice white flowers with a tint of bluish purple. It benefits from the addition of a small amount of pellet limestone added to the soil (1 teaspoon/4" pot). The Ibarrae Butterwort is a wonderful house plant, doing well on window sills, plant carts and greenhouses. Our Ibarrae Butterworts are propagated from leaf pulls.
Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Plant Type: Perennial, Tropical
Soil: Tropical Butterwort Mix
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well indoors and greenhouse. It is an excellent terrarium plant.