Aphrodite Butterwort


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
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. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Width: 3-6+"
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Very Small, Fragile and a Risky Purchase

I last ordered these, as well as well as the Pirouette and Early Butterwort varieties. They arrived tightly packed (almost too tightly because you really need to work hard to safely and completely remove them from the packaging for transplanting), but that was fine.
My issue is that they were so very small, with hardly any roots/root ball, which made them very hard to handle and provided for a very risky transplanting. One of the Early Butterworts has already died and one of the Aphrodite butterworts looks like it is soon to follow.
I have purchased from your nursery in the past as well as other nurseries, and I am pretty well versed/experienced at predatory plant and bog gardening, so even though I have always been satisfied in the past, I think that the product on this order could have been a little more mature/better established before shipping them.

Teresa Karcher

Got smallest plant and growth is surprising !

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