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Butterworth 'Pinguicula cyclosecta'

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Pinguicula cyclosecta

Pinguicula cyclosecta is a small sized carnivorous plant, commonly known as butterwort. This species produces oval shaped leaves containing many glands for trapping insects. With the right amount of light, the leaves could show a purple glow. This plant knows a rest period.

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

Product info

Pinguicula cyclosecta is a carnivorous plant from the butterwort plant family (Lentibulariaceae). It originates from the northern part of Mexico and reaches a maximum diameter of 2.5 cm. The plant produces a rosette of egg shaped to oval, purple-green leaves. On the upper side of the leaves is covered with 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. With enough light, it is possible for the leaves to turn a brighter purple, more pronounced at the leaf edges. Once per year, mostly in spring, one to several flower stalks are produced carrying a single bright purple, spurred flower. Flowers are somewhat similar to the flower of a violet. 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

For optimal growth of Pinguicula cyclosecta, provide temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius in summer. Most commonly in this season it produces carnivorous leaves and it is actively growing. Provide a lot of moisture, and a humidity of at least 70 %. In winter this plant could handle colder temperatures. The plant is most likely producing non-carnivorous leaves and could be kept dry in between waterings. Ensure optimal ventilation at all times. This species is mostly grown in bright rooms indoors, cool greenhouses or specialized terraria. Pinguicula cyclosecta 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. Make sure that this soil contains very little nutrients. 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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