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Pinguicula orchidioides


Pinguicula orchidioides is a Pinguicula on sale at diflora’s webshop: a nicePinguicula from Mexico

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Pinguicula orchidioides is a Pinguicula on sale at diflora’s webshop: a nicePinguicula from Mexico


What is our source for this Pinguicula orchidioides?

Diflora began the micropropagation of Pinguicula orchidioides from sterile flask. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production

How we grow it?

Pinguicula orchidioides grows indoors all year round under LED lights placed 30 at temperature  under 20°C-25° degrees.

What we think about it?

Pinguicula orchidioides is a nice flat rosetted Pinguicula with violet flower.

What is Its main strategy to catch prey ?

As all sundews, Pinguicula orchidioides catch mainly small  flying insects using sticky modified trichomes placed all over their leaves. These trichomes secrete droplets of water and polysaccharides attracting insects that are searching for sugary substances, like nectar.. As the unawares visitors fatally fly on those sweet and lethal leaves, they stay glued and unable to fly away. It is caused mainly by droplet viscosity. Slowly, the dense liquid of the nearby  trichomes wrap the insect causing a macabre destiny for the unlucky victim: the tracheas, respiratory holes placed on the surface of the exoskeleton of insects, are obstructed causing their death by suffocation.




Shape:flat, rosetted

Leaf color:  green, violet flower

Type: Mexican Pinguicula

Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.

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