Weekend Plantidote 2012-11-17
pinguicula moranensis "J"
I'm not really into houseplants, but this is one I couldn't resist. I actually purchased it to put in the greenhouse because it is a carnivorous and should keep the fungus gnats in check. It's supposed to bloom in the spring, but for some reason it's blooming now. The word pinguicula means small and greasy. Believe me, the leaves feel disgusting. Butterworts are easy to grow. They need lots of bright, indirect light and lots of water (it's a bog plant) Since I have it in the house and I don't think I have any small flying insects available as food I feed the butterwort with urea free orchid food (20-10-20 formula)
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