Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Zones: 10-11 (8-12).
The Rectifolia Butterwort, Pinguicula rectifolia, 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 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 many pink flowers with dark veins and ruffled lobes, very pretty. It responds well to warm, wet summers and drier, cooler Winters. The Rectifolia Butterwort has recently been described as a synonym for P. moranensis. It is an excellent house plant, doing well on window sills, plant carts and greenhouses. They perform great in a terrarium. Our plants 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.