Pinguicula emarginata

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April 2020

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.

Pinguicula emarginata in April 2020
This Pinguicula emarginata will grow in the milled xaxim that lines the bottom of the tank.
Pinguicula emarginata in April 2020
We also have this one planted rather low on the xaxim panel.
Pinguicula emarginata in April 2020
And another one, that will receive the most light, higher up on the xaxim wall.
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