Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Highlands of Southern Mexico, and Central America.
Zones: 10-11 (8-12).
The Mexican Butterwort, Pinguicula moranensis, is an easy to grow, indoor butterwort. It has broadly flattened, pale green, leaves with slightly curled edges. Its large sticky leaves can form rosettes about 3+" across. It has a wide range of tolerance, but prefers damp, loose, peaty soils, and open shade, with wet Summers and dry Winters. 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 1-7+ bright pink flowers. It responds well to warm, wet Summers and drier, cooler Winters. The Mexican Butterwort is an excellent house plant, doing well on window sills, plant carts and greenhouses. They perform great in a terrarium. Our 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: Tropical 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.