Carnivorous Plant Information

Gemmae

Gemmae

Gemmae are seed-like leaf buds that form in the winter crown of pygmy sundews.
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Stratification

Stratification

Seed stratification is a process of simulating the natural conditions seeds would experience when overwintering outdoors in order to break winter dormancy and begin stratification.
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Wildflowers

Wildflowers

   Wildflowers Wildflowers are herbaceous flowering plants that tolerate cold winters. They often grow in the upper woodlands above bogs, pocosin or fens. They prefer partial to full shade, drier areas with woodsy soil that is moist, but well drained,...

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Growing Tips for Wildflowers

Growing Tips for Wildflowers

   Wildflowers Soil: 1:1:1: peat:sand:leaf mould. Container: 6+" plastic pot. Watering: moist to well drained. Light: partial to dappled sun. Temperature: warm summer, cool winter-tolerates frost. Humidity: medium. Location: outdoors, cold greenhouse. Dormancy: yes. Habitat Wildflowers grow naturally in the...

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Venus Flytraps

Venus Flytraps

The Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, is probably the favorite of all Carnivorous Plants. The traps consist of two clamshell-like halves, lined with many stout guard hairs and minute nectar glands.
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Upland Orchids

Upland Orchids

Hardy Orchids are terrestrial orchids that tolerate cold winters. They often grow in or near bogs. Bog species like the Grass Pinks, (Calogogon), and Lady Tresses (Spiranthes) grow in the wet areas of the bog, pocosin or fen.
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Growing Tips for Tropical Butterworts

Growing Tips for Tropical Butterworts

Tropical Butterworts, Pinguicula, typically grow in seasonal humid fog forests in highland areas of Central America and the Carribbean, on cliffs of limestone. They experience warm, summer monsoons and cooler winter droughts.
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Growing Tips for Terrestrial Bladderworts

Growing Tips for Terrestrial Bladderworts

Terrestrial Bladderworts, Utricularia, are the most common group of CPs and grow in a variety of biomes worldwide. Most terrestrial bladderworts grow in typical CP conditions of sunny, very wet, peaty soil.
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Growing Tips for Roridula

Growing Tips for Roridula

How to grow Roridula carnivorous plants successfully. Roridula can be challenging to grow. Keep in mind it comes from a mediterranean-like climate, much like that of Cephalotus, and prefers humid, warm, sunny conditions, i.e. subtropical.
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