Plant Care Primrose Butterwort

Primrose Butterwort

Taxonomy

Pinguicula primuliflora
Pinguicula
Lentibulariaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Primrose Butterwort

💦 Water

How often to water your Primrose Butterwort

Water needs for Primrose Butterwort
0.5 cups
every 7

Primrose 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 Primrose Butterwort

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Primrose Butterwort in your home

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

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

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

Primrose Butterwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Primrose Butterwort

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Primrose 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 Primrose Butterwort after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Primrose 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.

Primrose Butterwort Water Frequency →

Primrose Butterwort Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Primrose 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 🏡.

Primrose Butterwort Light Requirements →

Primrose 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

Primrose 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 Primrose Butterwort →

When and How to Successfully Repot Primrose 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 Primrose Butterwort

Primrose Butterwort

Primrose 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.

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