This sale is for one plant of Pinguicula lauena.
The difference in the rosettes is the winter and summer rosette.
PLEASE NOTE: All plants are sent loose/bare rooted. Pinguicula are sent in a plastic container to protect them, with their name tags tied to each one. Everything is then placed in a cardboard box and posted to you by Australia Post. We DO NOT ship plants in pots, so make sure you have the correct pots and potting medium to pot them when you receive them, or you can order these through our Carnivorous Sundries page.
Pinguicula like to grow in moist Sphagnum Moss. Available in bags on our Sundries page.
REPOTTING: When re-potting your Pinguicula you should use moist Sphagnum moss. Wet this through first before potting your plant into it. Use a pot to suit the size of the plant, giving it enough room to grow for the following year, but not too big that it dwarfs the plant.
WATERING: Do not ever let your Pinguicula dry out. During Spring, Summer and Autumn sit it in a saucer of water, changing the water frequently. The water should cover the drainage holes of the pot. If your water is good enough to drink straight from the tap, then this is alright to use on your plant. If not you should use either rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water. Give it a day or 2 a week without any water in the saucer so that the roots can breathe.
In winter do not let the plant dry out but don’t leave it sitting in water all the time.
FERTILIZING: Do not fertilize with flies or insects. You will end up killing your plant this way. We don't fertilise Pinguicula.
LIGHT: Pinguicula's require a low level of light. A window sill inside the house that gets morning sun in winter is an excellent position. Otherwise you can grow them in a terrarium, greenhouse, glasshouse or porch.
HUMIDITY: Pinguicula’s like humidity. The easiest way to create humidity is to place a tray of water under the pot filled with pebbles. The tray underneath Pinguiculas should be twice the area of the pot, and the pebbles should be porous i.e. scoria, so that they absorb the water and create humidity. Change the water in the tray every month. A terrarium or glasshouse or a warm sunny window sill will give you enough heat for the plant to survive.
DORMANCY: During winter your Pinguicula will go into their dormancy period. They will slow down in growth and form their winter rosette of leaves. Do not worry. This is a natural occurrence and the plant must go through this period in order to stay alive and gain strength to grow their spring traps and flowers. In spring the plants will send up their new leaves/pitchers.