Moctezuma x Giant Butterwort
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Parents native to Highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico
Zones: 10-11 (8-12)
This Mexican Butterwort hybrid, Pinguicula moctezuma x gigantea, expresses the best of both parents: the size of P. gigantea, and the beautiful pink flowers of P. moctezuma. It is the largest butterwort I have seen. It is easy to grow, with very large long, buttery green leaves that are broad and arching. 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 through Summer with multiple large hot pink flowers. It benefits from the addition of a small amount of pellet limestone added to the soil (1 teaspoon/4" pot). The Moctezuma x Giant Butterwort is a wonderful house plant, doing well on window sills, plant carts and greenhouses. Our Moctezuma x Giant Butterworts are propagated from leaf pulls.
Plants are shipped bare-root. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical
Soil: Tropical Butterwort Mix
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well indoors and greenhouse. It is an excellent terrarium plant.