During the active growing cycle this plant will feed on fungus gnats, fruit flies and other small insects. Butterworts are treated as a bog plant and need to be wet during the summer and allowed to stay only damp through their succulent winter phase. Butterworts are great for indoor growing as you do not need to add any extra humidity. During the winter dormancy of this temperate plant the rosette will put out much smaller succulent leaves until the daylight hours get back up to 12 hours a day in which it will put out its larger carnivorous leaves. Butterworts do well growing in perlite, pumice, sphagnum, or even directly into lava rock sitting in water. Butterworts are shipped out bare root with enough sphagnum to keep the plant safe during shipping. Once you receive your plant you should acclimate it to normal air by using a zip lock bag or lid. For the first day keep it enclosed and then on the second day open it up to air for 10 mins. Do this over the course of the week gradually increasing time to normal air to acclimate it to the humidity of your house and have the best success with your ping.