Pinguicula - Butterwort ⌀8.5cm

Pot size ⌀8.5cm


Pinguicula, commonly known as butterworts, is a genus of carnivorous plants that belong to the family Lentibulariaceae. There are around 80 species of Pinguicula that can be found in various habitats around the world, including North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

Like other carnivorous plants, Pinguicula have evolved to capture and digest insects and other small prey in order to supplement their nutrient intake in nutrient-poor environments. However, unlike Venus flytraps and other carnivorous plants that have traps or sticky surfaces to capture prey, Pinguicula have leaves with a sticky, glandular surface that can trap insects. Once an insect is trapped, the plant secretes digestive enzymes to break down the prey and absorb its nutrients.

Pinguicula are often grown as ornamental plants due to their attractive foliage and small, colorful flowers. They are relatively easy to grow and care for, and are popular among hobbyists and collectors of carnivorous plants.

◉ Each plant is unique and may therefore differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only; size and shape may vary by season so all measurements shown are approximate 
◉ Supplied in original nursery grow pot

Care guide

Central America

Light: Full sun

Water: 2x per week

Humidity: High

Feed: Not required

Pet friendly: Yes