This is one of the most exciting plants to come out of our Pinguicula breeding program in quite a while; pilosa x moranensis ‘A’.
We are naming this fantastic plant for our dear friend Alison who is not only one of our best friends but also patiently answers all of your emails and runs our office. The huge pink flowers are as big as her heart and always bring a smile to our face, just like she does.
The lobes of the flower are shaped like rose petals and gently overlap, giving it a beautiful rose-like quality. The flowers are born on stalks up to eight inches above the plants, some of the tallest, most gorgeous flowers we’ve ever seen on a Ping! And it’s been flowering non-stop since we created it! The rosettes already show promise of taking after moranensis ‘A’ and it’s famous red mottled, huge, pink leaves.
We’ve been watching this plant flower non stop throughout the winter on taller and taller stalks, with the most delicate yet breathtakingly abundant flowers! There is no other ping quite like this!
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