Another new creation for 2022! The dark sister of “Snozzberry” “Queen Cthulhu” is one of the coolest things to come out of the nursery in a while!
The dark purple trapping leaves are semi-upright with a crinkled edge. In winter, her succulent rosette is actually spiraled…this is a first for Pings! Also, and we’ve never seen a Pinguicula do this either, in the spring, the winter rosette pushes out a crown of weird thick adventitious roots! That is what got her the name “Queen Cthulhu! The flowers are equally beautiful and bizarre, a strange shade of pink that goes with the gothic look.
These plants go into a succulent winter phase where their leaves change size and shape; if you order in the cooler months of Nov-March, your plant may arrive in this succulent phase; it will appear much smaller than it will be in full spring/summer growth!
THIS PLANT WILL NOT COME POTTED, YOU WILL NEED TO POT IT UPON ARRIVAL. MEXICAN/TROPICAL PINGUICULA PREFER OUR SANDY PINGUICULA SOIL MIX.
Sun: Sunny windowsills or in a terrarium under four T5 bulbs, filtered sun outdoors in the tropics
Water: Sitting in at least two inches of distilled or purified water from Spring through Summer and in winter they should be allowed to dry out slightly during their winter succulent phase
Temperature: 50 degrees - 90 degrees
Dormancy: no true dormancy but does have a winter succulent phase during which the plant will produce small succulent leaves instead of flat sticky leaves