Pinguicula moranensis 'Libelulita' is one of the most unique and beautiful moranensis clones in cultivation. It's origins in Mexico are unknown as it was part of a confiscated batch of illegally collected plants that were then sent to UC Davis for safe keeping. Beth Salvia, wife of Barry Rice, noticed it's striking flowers and named it 'Libelulita' which means baby dragonfly in Spanish. The name references the lovely purple venation in the petals. Barry and Beth both thought this plant was lost to cultivation but we had kept one here and now are delighted to have them for sale!
Please note that these plants go into a very small, tight winter succulent rosette and appear quite small during this time.
THIS PLANT WILL NOT COME POTTED, YOU WILL NEED TO POT IT UPON ARRIVAL. This plant is also in its winter succulent phase Nov-Feb and will appear different than in the photos.
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