Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Highlands of Oacaca, Mexico.
Zones: 10-11 (8-12).
The Laueana Butterwort, Pinguicula laueana, is famed as the only truly red flower mexican butterwort. It is an easy to grow, indoor butterwort. It has broadl, oval, reddish, leaves with slightly down curled edges. Its large sticky leaves can form rosettes about 3+" across. It prefers damp, loose, peaty soils, and open shade, with wet Summers and dry Winters. It gorw in humus filled cracks of limestone cliffs with mosses and liverworts in its native habitat. It forms larger, sticky carnivorous leaves in the Summer and smaller, drier, non-carnivorous, succulent leaves in the Winter. It blooms in Spring and Fall with 1-5+ red flowers. It responds well to warm, wet Summers and drier, cooler Winters. It is an excellent house plant, doing well on window sills, plant carts and greenhouses, and terrariums. Our Luaeana Butterworts are artificially 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: Butterwort Mix or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well indoors and greenhouse. It is an excellent terrarium plant.