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Butterworth ´Pinguicula agnata´

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Pinguicula agnata

The Mexican vetblad, its Latin name is Pinguicula agnate, is a species of Butterworth from Mexico. With its sticky leaves this carnivorous plant catches insects and subsequently digests them. This species is particularly well-suited to cultivation at home.

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Pinguicula agnata
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Pinguicula agnata flower Pinguicula agnata
Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
5 cm
Light
full light
Watering
high
Properties
special

Product info

The Pinguicula agnate is a carnivorous plant with light-green, rounded leaves lying close to the soil. It is one of the Mexican Butterworth species, which secretes a thin layer of mucilage onto its leaves on which insects will stay stuck. Whereupon these insects are digested to provide the plant with its necessary nitrogen. In bright sunlight the leaves turn red. When this plant is in flower, it produces a long stalk ending in a large, white flower. Since the flower is at the end of a very long stalk, the Mexican Butterworth looks really spectacular when in bloom. In certain periods of the year this plant also produces non-sticky leaves that serve as normal leaves do for photosynthesis.

Height:
3 cm
3 cm
Width:
4 cm
4 cm
Adult height:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult width:
5 cm
5 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:
500-2000 m
500-2000 m
 

Plant care

The Mexican Butterworth is a carnivorous plant that does well indoors. In summer it also thrives on balcony, terrace or in the garden. Temperatures below 5° Celsius [41° F] can better be avoided. High temperatures up to 30° Celsius [86° F] are not a problem. The Pinguicula agnate is a Butterworth species that likes to be in a light spot. Moisture is important; a high degree of humidity and a constant wet soil are necessary in the growing season. In winter the base of the plant must be kept dry to prevent the rosette from rotting through too much moisture. Since this plant gets its nutrients from insects, the soil does not need to contain many nutrients. Too many nutrients might even be harmful for these species. That is the reason why Araflora keeps this plant in a mix of peat and perlite. This carnivorous plant will also thrive even if it does not have insects it can catch and digest. Additional plant food is therefore not required.

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:
5-20 °C
5-20 °C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature:
15°C
15°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
0-20cm
0-20cm
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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