Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Parents native to Highlands of Mexico
Zones: 10-11 (8-12)
Aphrodite is a great Mexican Butterwort hybrid, Pinguicula agnata x moctezuma, that has long arching red leaves in full sun with green mid ribs. They are strap-like and pointed with downward rolling edges. It is a large butterwort with a rosette of numerous leaves, 3-5+" across when mature. 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. It flowers year round with multiple blossoms that emerge dark purple and turn pink with age. It benefits from the addition of a small amount of pellet limestone added to the soil (1 teaspoon/4" pot). The Aphrodite Butterwort is a vigorous easy growing carnivorous plant, doing well on window sills, plant carts and greenhouses. Our Aphrodite Butterworts are propagated from leaf pulls. This cultivar is registered with ICPS.
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 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.