Butterwort - Pinguicula - 9cm pot
A natural fly catcher for fruit flies etc. Fatty herbs in particular free your kitchen from these annoying critters.
The butterwort uses its greasy, sticky leaves to catch insects. The prey, mostly smaller insects, are attracted by the shine and scent of the catching organs (leaves). Once settled on the leaf, there is no escape. They stick and are leached out by digestive juices. Butterwort produces many flowers, which last several weeks. Many species come from Mexico. There are about 70 species worldwide.
Botanical name: Pinguicula
Pot size: 9cm
Home: Mexico, some species also from elsewhere
Butterwort doesn't like it quite as wet as other carnivorous plants. It should be watered like a normal houseplant. A partially shaded window seat is preferred. In direct sunshine, butterwort can get sunburned.
You will receive a plant from our Butterwort stock. It is not possible to select a variety for this article.
Why can't you be more specific about what kind you're getting? We now cultivate so many different species that it is very difficult to always sell all varieties equally. This article enables us to prioritize plant species that are showing signs of excess stocks to customers who are more interested in the butterwort's function than its exact botanical nature. Since this saves us costs and work, we also sell this item cheaper than the unmixed Pinguicula.