Plant Care Mexican Butterwort

Mexican Butterwort

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Mexican Butterwort has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

pinguicula pirouette

Taxonomy

Pinguicula 'Pirouette'
Pinguicula
Lentibulariaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Mexican Butterwort

💦 Water

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
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mexican Butterwort in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Mexican Butterwort is sensitive to dry soil and should be watered frequently. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Mexican Butterwort Water Frequency →

Mexican Butterwort Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Mexican Butterwort requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Mexican Butterwort Light Requirements →

Mexican Butterwort Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Mexican Butterwort is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Mexican Butterwort →

When and How to Successfully Repot Mexican Butterwort →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Mexican Butterwort

Mexican Butterwort

Mexican Butterwort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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
@@melaza
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 5,023 XP
globe New York
01/25/2022

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
@@KaylieS
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 9,068 XP
globe Leawood, KS
01/13/2022

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

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@KaylieS avatar
@@KaylieS
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 9,068 XP
globe Leawood, KS
01/13/2022

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

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