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Germination of

Pinguicula grandiflora

Large Flowered Butterwort: Giant Butterwort, Purple Butterwort, Grand Butterwort, Butterwort Sundew

Pinguicula grandiflora

Pinguicula grandiflora: Pinguicula grandiflora, commonly known as the butterwort, can be propagated through both seed and leaf cuttings. If you choose to start with seeds, you can sow them on the surface of a peat-based soil mix in a container with good drainage. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of sphagnum moss and keep the soil moist. The ideal temperature for germination is between 20�C to 25�C. Germination can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a few months, depending on the conditions.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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