Pinguicula x “Pink Elephant” BARE ROOT

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This is a cross of Pinguicula hemiepiphytica colimensis. Pinguicula hemiepiphytica is a relatively new species from Oaxaca was originally mistaken for moranensis.  To us it looks much more closely related to laueana.  The flowers are similarly sized and shaped with a long spur and rosy pink.  In the wild it can often be found growing on the trunks of trees. Pinguicula colimensis makes an unusual, tight rosette that buries itself in the soil. (We always call them cute little onions).

 

Pinguicula x “Pink Elephant” is a plant that Damon has loved since he first bloomed it! These sweetly small and compact rosettes make giant, vivid pink flowers on short scapes. Each flower has large, full, curvy petals delicately lined with a deeper pink venation. The giant swoop of the petals made Damon think of elephant ears, which, combined with the size of these flowers, had us naming it “Pink Elephant”

These plants have a winter succulent phase in which they shed their carnivorous leaves and grow smaller succulent leaves. They greatly reduce in size, shrinking down to a tiny, cute little succulent rosette! If you order in winter, you plant will come in a tiny succulent rosette. But don’t worry, with proper conditions it will soon grow much larger carnivorous leaves and surprise you with its fantastically quick growth!

THIS PLANT WILL NOT COME POTTED, YOU WILL NEED TO POT IT UPON ARRIVAL.  MEXICAN/TROPICAL PINGUICULA PREFER OUR SANDY PINGUICULA SOIL MIX.

Care Instructions
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

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