BUTTERWORT Pinguicula dertosensis

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We are pleased to be able to offer this rare and beautiful plant. A carnivorous plant! Pinguicula dertosensis plants use their sticky, glandular leaves to lure, trap, and digest insects to supplement the poor nutrition that they obtain from their environment. Plants produce beautiful violet flowers!

These Butterwort plants make excellent houseplants, and can also be grown outdoors in frost-free locations.

Butterwort seeds are extremely tiny. Do not bury the seeds. See germination information below.

Hardiness zones: 10-11, or grow indoors

Type: Tender perennial, do not freeze

Note: These seeds are extremely tiny! It's just how they naturally are. Reading glasses are recommended to aid with seeing them, even for those who don't normally require glasses to read. The seeds are shipped in either a wax envelope, or folder within a small paper. Open carefully, and sprinkle onto the growing medium. Do not bury the seeds. Germination information is below.

Seeds per pack: 5

Germination: Use a mix of 50% peat moss, and 50% sand or perlite. As with many perennial seeds, these seeds benefit from a period of moist cold to help them begin to grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:

Place seeds on the surface of your growing medium, and water, do not bury them. Then place them in a refrigerator for 5-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container back at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout several weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period. They require some patience, but are well worth the effort!

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