This is a new hybrid for 2022. Damon has been on a mission to make more purple hybrids lately. The entire staff immediately fell in love with the rosettes themselves; compact, tidy rosettes with deep purple leaves when grown under lights.
This particular hybrid is laueana "Tangerine"; a plant Damon made several years ago with lovely orangey flower combined with the most popular plant in the genus; cylosecta with it's round purple rosettes and metallic purple flowers. Damon has learned through years of hybridizing that it can be a bit of a gamble crossing something purple with laueana as oftentimes the rosettes are gorgeous but the flowers look like all the water colors mixed together. We waited a year for this plant to bloom and the entire staff was checking every day to see what it would look like! We were elated when these stunning magenta-purple flowers unfurled!
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.
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