Pinguicula aka Butterworts are native to North America and South America. Despite looking like succulents with their rosette-like leaves, they're actually a carnivorous plant. Their flat leaves are sticky and ready to catch any gnats or fruit flys you have! Some varieties have the ability to change color in strong lighting conditions.
Carnivorous plants do best when given a TON of light. They can handle some pretty intense direct sun! In their active growing seasons, they will need to stay consistently moist! You can either water as the soil starts to dry or even keep the plant in a saucer of water to ensure it does not dry out. In the winter, they'll typically go through a dormancy period. You'll notice their leaves look more cupped than flat. During this time you'll want to pull back on watering them.
If you choose to re-pot, do NOT use regular potting soil. Carnivorous plants need something that is going to be pretty void of nutrients as they get everything from the insects they eat. You can re-pot using 100% sphagnum moss or a soil mixture labeled for carnivorous plants. We have also had great success growing them in horticultural sand.
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