Constantly in flower, this gorgeous hybrid is a mass of large greasy leaves!
Such gorgeous flowers! October 2020
A mess of greasy leaves! October 2020
Very efficient at catching fungus gnats :) October 2020
I received this California Carnivores exclusive several years ago and it has really taken after the gigantea parent! Like gigantea, both sides of the leaves are sticky. It does have a slightly messier growth habit, which makes it look like a pile of greasy leaves. Even though it is smaller than its gigantic parent, it is still a very large Pinguicula because the leafspan on each growth point is at least 3 inches! There are also at least 2 growth points in this pot and all of them constantly flower during the active growing season.
An excellent fungus gnat catcher, this plant certainly pays its way! I recently learned that I should have been re-potting my Pinguiculas annually to prevent mineral build-up... I will definitely be doing that this Spring!
Current Growing Conditions: South-Facing Living Room Window Light: ~260 - 460 PPFD or 16530 - 20110 Lux (depends on the weather outside) Humidity: ~80% night and 55% day Temperature: ~68F night and 90F day (depends on weather outside) Water: Keep ~1/4" of water in the tray, occasionally flush from above Potting Mix: 50% peat and 50% sand/perlite - re-pot fresh media every year! Fertilizer: MaxSea (1/4 tsp/gallon) once a month as foliar spray Additional Notes: Very vigorous grower and prolific flowerer! Never loses stickiness during shorter daylight hours, but the rosette does get smaller and growth slows.