Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Parents native to Highlands of Mexico
Zones: 10-11 (8-12)
Pirouette is a great Mexican Butterwort complex hybrid, Pinguicula agnata x (moranensis x ehlersiae), that has large beautiful pink purple flowers. It can flowers several times during the year. It is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions for tropical butterworts. 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). The Pirouette Butterwort is a vigorous easy growing carnivorous plant, doing well on window sills, plant carts and greenhouses. Our Pirouette Butterworts are propagated from leaf pulls. This cultivar is registered with ICPS and first cultivated by Leo Song, and gets its name for the many overlapping leaves resembling a twirling pleated skirt.
Plants are shipped in 2.5" pots. 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.