BUTTERWORT (Mexican): Pinguicula Gigantea x Moctezumae for sale | Buy carnivorous plants and seeds online @ South Africa's leading online plant nursery, Cultivo Carnivores
BUTTERWORT (Mexican):  Pinguicula Gigantea x Moctezumae for sale | Buy carnivorous plants and seeds online @ South Africa's leading online plant nursery, Cultivo Carnivores
BUTTERWORT (Mexican):  Pinguicula Gigantea x Moctezumae for sale | Buy carnivorous plants and seeds online @ South Africa's leading online plant nursery, Cultivo Carnivores

BUTTERWORT (Mexican): Pinguicula Gigantea x Moctezumae (various sizes)


▶️Which size?:

3-5cm * Young plant
12-15cm * Flowering size

▶️Bareroot only: Bareroot plant (not potted)

Bareroot plant (not potted)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Marike Van Zyl
Super cool plant

Very pretty amd very healthy plant as always from Cultivo Carnivores.

Innes Healy
Innes Order

All going good so far the Pinguicula Gigantea and Gigantea x Moctezumae are both definitely growing and I was impressed with the quality of the plants I will definitely order more plants from Cultivo

Juan Vermeulen
Happy customer

My plants arrived 1 day after I got my update email. The butterwort in particular was very carefully packaged and in excellent condition. Very good sized specimen and even had a baby plant at the base. This plant has been in my care for under 3 weeks and it’s already putting out new leaves. Thank you cultivo carnivors for the fantastic variety plants and making online shopping painless. Highly recommended

Payment & Delivery
  • 🛒 Available online only ~ we ship anywhere in SA
  • 🔒 100% secure online payment via Payfast. EFT accepted
  • 🌟 Click and Collect - Free pickup in Centurion
  • 🚚 Door-to-door courier (full tracking) from R119 with FREE SHIPPING on online orders over R2000 (*excl wholesale)


Plant Description
  • Species: Pinguicula
  • An easy growing, vigorous cross between two Mexican Butterworts, Pinguicula Gigantea x Moctezumae
  • This hybrid has long, chartreuse, succulent-like leaves and produces large, bright pink flowers
  • Mexican butterworts are fantastic candidates for a sunny windowsill and very popular amongst succulent fans and indoor plant growers.  As they are easy to grow, these are excellent plants for beginner carnivorous plant enthusiasts
  • Bite-size info:
    • 🏡 Indoors (sunny windowsill/artificial lighting). Semi-shade outdoors
    • 📅 Active growing season: *December to May
    • 🌱Mature size: 12cm+
    • 🏆Recommended for: All levels carnivorous plant enthusiasts


  • Whether you prefer starting off with a younger plant and watching it grow over the years into full majestic glory or jumping in with more munch, right from the get go, we've got you covered! Cultivo is all about choices and our plants are available in various sizes and options to suit your every need
  • These are medium to near-flowering size plants with very shallow roots and fragile leaves.  For this reason they will be sent bareroot, packed and protected to minimise damage during transit.  The size on offer refers to the maximum size your plant will reach during the upcoming growing season
Bareroot (not potted) with or without soil 
  • Due to it's fragile nature and shallow root system, mexican butterworts are best shipped bareroot (not potted) and will need a certain degree of acclimatisation after potting on your end.  Plants and winter rosettes are cleaned, cut back, rinsed and sent in protective covering to minimise damage
  • To prevent rot, pinguicula prefers a loose, open soil with a good balance between water retention and drainage.  Select the relevant option or pick up some of our deluxe premixed growing media for mexican butterworts here before checking out
  • On occasion, plants are available in potted form, however in most cases your plant will be sent bareroot with soil separately - This will be indicated in the listing
Currently available
  • This guideline is provided as reference and is indicative of the current state or condition of the plant you will receive
  • During winter dormancy, most mexican butterworts produce tight, dormant rosettes with tiny non-carnivorous leaves, making them appear very small overall.  During this time they will be listed as "winter rosettes"
  • If your are new to the carnivorous plant world >> Read our guideline on Temperate plants and winter dormancy:  What to expect so there are no surprises when ordering mexican butterworts from us during the colder months


Plant care & special considerations
  • 🏡 Grow indoors on a sunny windowsill.  Supplement with artificial lighting if needed
  • ☀️ Minimum 3-4 hours direct sunlight
  • 💧 Moist, nutrient-free soil (rain or distilled water)
  • 🍴 No need to feed
  • 🌷 Leave to flower and take lots of pics!
  • 💤 Dormant in winter (Dies back only slightly)
  • ✅ Detailed care information is available in our online reference guide and the weblink is included with your purchase 


When will I receive my plant?
  • Online orders are processed within 72 hours - See estimated delivery date at checkout
Will my plant be safe during shipping?
  • Absolutely! All butterworts are sent bare root using our deluxe packaging methods and is backed by Cultivo's 'Arrive Alive' guarantee


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