A tropical butterwort from Mexico - Pinguicula emarginata
This species was discovered only 1986 of Zamudio Ruiz and Rzedowski.
This butterwort being from Mexico forms year-roundly only carnivorous
A special feature of these plants is, that they grow also in alkaline
soil (so the plants tolerate easily chalky water). You find this
plant on vertical sandstone cliffs in the native country Mexico
in damp ravines. There is a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius (68 degree Farenheit)
in winter - so the plant dislikes cold winter.
The humidity should with Ping. emarginata not less than 60% sink.
I keep them in a together with the Pinguicula moctezumae. The
soil should be wet, but don't use the water tray method. The roots
should can get fresh air. I completely let the soil never dry
out. As soil a peat - sand mixture 2:1 can be recommended. Location
is a west window in which the Terrarium was put so that no direct
midday sun reaches the plants. Due to the origin of Pinguicula
emerginata a year-round culture is at 20-30 degrees Celsius (in
winter 20-25 degrees Celsius; in summer 25-30 degrees Celsius)
At the Pinguicula emarginata it is the beautiful that it flourishes
constantly (by good cultivation conditions) with an at least 1
flower. The little flowers have an interesting form and can be very beautifully
looked by the violet color drawing on a white reason.