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Mexican Butterwort

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Mexican Butterwort has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

pinguicula pirouette


Pinguicula 'Pirouette'

How to care for Mexican Butterwort


How often to water your Mexican Butterwort

Water needs for Mexican Butterwort
0.5 cups
every 7

Mexican Butterwort needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Mexican Butterwort

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mexican Butterwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mexican Butterwort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mexican Butterwort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Mexican Butterwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Mexican Butterwort

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mexican Butterwort: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Mexican Butterwort after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Mexican Butterwort

Mexican Butterwort

Mexican Butterwort

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Mexican Butterwort has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Melaza avatar
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 4,701 XP
globe New York

I almost killed this one in the reporting process, but it miraculously survived & is doing really well! It is pretty hardy considering I had already killed 3 pings in the past!

They will do well in a rocky/sandy medium. My pings are planted in a rock/sand/coral mix from curious plant with a bottom lawyer of peat moss to retain some moisture. The pot sits in a tray with distilled water. Once the water is fully absorbed/evaporated, I let them dry out for a day or two before refilling the tray. Only use distilled water!!! If there are no fungus gnats for them to eat, they can be fed dried bloodworms or fish food flakes every once in a while.

This particular variety will turn a beautiful pink color under bright light! I love it!

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Kaylies avatar
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 8,427 XP
globe Leawood, KS

Very pretty when it blooms! Still hasn’t caught any bugs. 😭

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Kaylies avatar
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 8,427 XP
globe Leawood, KS

Bought to catch fruit gnats. Has not caught a single one. But still a fun plant.

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