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Germination of

Pinguicula vulgaris

Common Butterwort: Round-leaved sundew, common sundew, butterwort, English sundew, flypaper plant

Pinguicula vulgaris

Pinguicula vulgaris can be propagated by seed or by division. For seed germination, the seeds should be sown in a well-draining soil mix and kept moist but not waterlogged. Germination can take up to 2 weeks at temperatures of 70-75�F. For division, carefully separate the offsets from the parent plant, plant them in a well-draining soil mix, and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.

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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