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Butterworth 'Pinguicula poldinii'

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Pinguicula poldinii
Pinguicula poldinii is a carnivorous plant endemic to Italy. This species produces oval shaped leaves containing many glands for trapping insects. In spring it could produce a single, purple flower. Pinguicula poldinii could handle temperatures just below freezing.
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Pinguicula poldinii
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Pinguicula poldinii Pinguicula poldinii Pinguicula poldinii Pinguicula poldinii
Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
full light
Watering
high
Properties
special

Product info

Pinguicula poldinii is a carnivorous plant from the family lentibulariaceae. It originates from a couple of locations in Italy only. The plant produces a rosette of egg shaped to oval, brightgreen leaves. On the upper side of the leaves, it contains many glands producing a sticky substance where insects could be caught with. The insects are digested on top of the leaves, the nutrients available are used by the plant. Once per year, mostly in spring, one to several flower stalks are produced carrying a single purple, spurred flower. Flowers are somewhat similar to the flower of a violet. In winter, Pinguicula poldinii could hibernate by reducing the whole plant to the underground rhizome. Propagation is done by repotting the smaller rosettes forming near the base of the mature plant, or seeds.
Height:
3 cm
3 cm
Width:
4 cm
4 cm
Adult height:
5-10 cm
5-10 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
Jan-July
Jan-July
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Introduction
introduction
Properties:
Special
special
Natural habitat:
North America
North America
Altitude range:
0-500 m
0-500 m
 

Plant care

Pinguicula poldinii natural habitat are crevices and fissures between moist calcareous rock walls. For optimal growth of this species, provide temperatures between 10 and 30 degrees Celsius in summer. In winter, this plant could handle a couple degrees below zero degrees Celsius when hibernating. This species is mostly grown in bright, cool rooms indoors, specialized terraria, cool greenhouses or even outdoors. Pinguicula poldinii grows best with bright indirect light. Direct sunlight could scorch the leaves. Pot this plant in mineral rich soil that is able to maintain moisture. Add some limestone or other calcareous material to the medium. This plant needs constant moisture, it is possible to place the pot in a tray of water at all times. Fertilizer is rarely applied; it is possible to ‘feed’ the leaves with small insects occasionally.
Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Full light
full light
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Standing in water
standing in water
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Water spraying:
No-water spraying
no-water spraying
Air humidity at day:
60-100%
60-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
-10-20°C
-10-20°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature:
15°C
15°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
0-20cm
0-20cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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