These carnivorous plants are native to the southern United States. They grow long sticky leaves up to 3.5 inches, and will commonly create 'baby plants' at each leaf tip. During the spring and summer they will grow beautiful violet flowers on a very sticky bloom stalk. They prefer indirect or filtered light, and can do quite nicely in shaded terrarium corners.
These carnivorous plants will require a dormancy each winter with temperatures between 35 and 50 degrees. During this time, the plant will remain green, but will slow down growth substantially. Small winter buds may form that will grow into many small plants in the spring.
These Pinguicula can get quite large compared to most, rosettes can be more than 6 inches across. They are a Mexican Butterwort that grows in wet limestone cliff areas. They are prolific in flowering, putting up many deep pink blooms. Their carnivorous leaves are a sticky mess for insects to encounter, small flying insects and soil gnats will be easy victims.
Keep this carnivorous plant in a shallow tray of water at all times. These plants will do great in terrariums, and can also be grown on windowsills in areas with higher humidity. Avoid hot sun or prolonged high temps, this one will prefer things a bit cooler. Though no dormancy is required, they sometimes will die back in colder temps, putting all of their energy into a small central bud. Growth will resume in the spring, or when you provide it with warmer temps such as with a terrarium.