True Blue Agnata Butterwort
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Highlands of Hidalgo, Mexico
Zones: 10-11 (8-12)
The True Blue Agnata Butterwort, is a cultivar of Pinguicula agnata, is an easy to grow Mexican butterwort with large broad leaves and nice blue flowers. 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, and 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. Its native habitat is on the north facing cliffs of canyons cut deeply through limestone mountains in semi arid steppe climates. It flowers in late Spring with several blue flowers. It benefits from the addition of a small amount of pellet limestone added to the soil (1 teaspoon/4" pot). The True Blue Agnata Butterwort is a wonderful house plant, doing well on window sills, plant carts and greenhouses. Our plants are propagated from leaf pulls.
Plants are shipped bare-root. Photographs are representative of the species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical
Soil: Tropical Butterwort Mix or All-Purpose Mix
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well indoors and greenhouse. It is an excellent terrarium plant.