Insects beware! The sticky leaves of the Pinguicula primuliflora trap nagging pests. When the Butterwort sends out a beautiful purple flower, you'll forgive its unfortunate common name, and you'll know Shakespeare was right: "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
Light: Full to slightly filtered sun.
Soil: Prefers high humidity and requires moist, acidic soil with very little fertilizer. Place a tray of water underneath to keep it wet constantly. Does very well in Canadian peat.
GOOD TO KNOW
Damaged leaves? Sometimes in shipping, a leaf will turn black and die, but never fear; it's still healthy and will grow new leaves.
Plant size. We ship our carnivorous plants in 2-inch-deep pots when they are 2.5 to 6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
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