Pinguicula gigantea | Butterwort

Pinguicula gigantea | Butterwort


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Known from just one location in Oaxaca, Mexico, Pinguicula gigantea or the Giant Butterwort is the largest butterwort yet discovered. In ideal conditions, they can grow to be as wide as a dinner plate!  Pinguicula gigantea is also fairly unique in that it produces carnivorous mucilage on both the surface and underside of its leaves and like to be kept wetter. It also doesn’t go dormant, so it produces sticky, carnivorous leaves all year. The flowers are a beautiful purplish that starts to fade towards white as the flowers age. The plant you will receive will be between 1″-1.5″ in diameter.

Gigantea is also a fantastic hybridizer, producing pollen and seed if manually pollinated. In our experience, this plant is usually at its largest in the fall or winter, flowers in the winter, and then divides in the spring.

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We ship within the USA, domestic only, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays using USPS Priority Mail. Plants are shipped bare root wrapped in slightly damp paper towels in condiment cups. We will send you a tracking number as soon as your order has been sent out. During the colder months, we include non-negotiable heat packs which are included in the shipping price. If there are any issues with the plants upon arrival, please contact as soon as possible but preferably within 48 hours.

Brambles Botanicals is run by a husband and wife team, Howard and Beastie Bramble, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We’re small-scale, hobbyist growers selling the extra plants that we just don’t have any room for and have a range of experience – specialize in carnivorous plants, especially tropical butterworts and their hybridization. We have been producing our own Pinguicula hybrids for a few years now and are excited to be releasing some brand new, named, in-house cultivars as well as some age-old classics and species. Howard is the proud registrar of Pinguicula ‘Faulisi.’ (See Volume 51, No. 3 of the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, published September 2022.)

We also offer plant troubleshooting and advice! If you have any questions please feel free to send us an email at or DM us on Instagram @bramblesbotanicals. We hope you enjoy our selection and we appreciate your business!


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