Pinguicula gigantea is a tropical butterwort from Mexican. This species is unusual by having sticky mucilage covering the entire leaf. So gigantea catches insects on both the top and bottom surfaces of its leaves. Commonly reaches a size of over 6 inches. It prefers a loose, open soil. We use an all mineral mix which contains an aquatic planting medium based on arcilite, a common clay-based mineral used in soil-less planting mixes. Also includes silica sand and a very small amount of iron oxide. Another good mix is composed of 1 part each of peat, sand, vermiculite, perlite and pumice.
Shipped bare root, carefully wrapped in damp sphagnum.
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