Combat Fungus Gnats the all natural way with Pinguiculas! These flowering beauties are hiding a deadly secret - their leaves are covered in a glittery goo that attracts and traps fungus gnats, digesting them alive!!! It’s hard to believe these adorable, quarter-sized plants are stone cold killers but femme fatales are iconic for a reason!!
Pinguiculas (often referred to simply as Pings by those who admire them) love to be kept in a tray of distilled water, although if you’re in San Francisco county tap water will do just fine. They do amazingly well on windowsills or under grow lights. Sit back and enjoy the show!!
Pings are one of my absolute favorite plants and I’m so excited to share them with you all
Pinguicula 'Gina' is a truly spectacular carnivorous plant and one of the most beautiful of all the Pinguicula (Butterworts). P. 'Gina' produces a rosette of large electric green-yellow leaves that are absolutely covered in sticky hairs that Butterworts use to catch insects. Because of its very sticky leaves P. 'Gina' makes an especially great windowsill plant to help keep indoor gnat and fruit fly populations in check, it also makes a fantastic terrarium plant.