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BUTTERWORT (Mexican): Pinguicula spec. El Mirador for sale | Buy carnivorous plants and seeds online @ South Africa's leading online plant nursery, Cultivo Carnivores

RARE! BUTTERWORT (Mexican): Pinguicula sp El Mirador, Guatemala

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Estimated delivery between 20/11 and 29/11

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Plant Description
  • Species: Pinguicula
  • Pinguicula sp El Mirador, Guatemala is a gorgeous plant in the esseriana-ehlersiae-jaumavensis complex
  • 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: 4cm+
    • 🏆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 
  • ✅ 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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