I was in search for a Pinguicula that would be happy in my tropical highland terrarium. The species suitable for such conditions are rare within this genus, but P. emarginata emerged as a perfect candidate, as confirmed here by butterwort expert Eric Partrat. Contrary to most Mexican Pinguicula, it does not require a dry season nor a particulary mineral substrate, and as an icing on the cake, can flower anytime of the year. I found the species in Plantae’s sale list and chose the pretty “red coloured and big rosette” clone.
The plants are looking good considering the rough two-week long journey they have experienced. Since Michal from Plantae kindly sent me several specimens, I placed them at different locations in the terrarium to see what works best.