Sizes of Our Carnivorous Plants

Sizes of Our Carnivorous Plants

We offer a variety of size choices because growers often want plants of different sizes and ages for different purposes. For some, smaller younger plants are more fit for the space or budget. Others want a natural look in their plantings with plants of various ages and sizes. Carnivorous Plants are typically small plants (except in the movies). Different genera and species can be dramatically different in size. A mature sundew or even a Venus Flytrap may seem like a pygmy compared to some juvenile pitcher plants. We reserve the right to upgrade or provide an equivalent portion of a different size. Typically, sizes fit the following description:

Small Plants are typically in their juvenile stage. One to three years old, depending upon variety.
Medium Plants are typically begining maturation and will flower this year or next. Two to five years old, depending upon variety.
Large Plants are typically fully mature and have been flowering for one or more years. Three years or older, depending upon variety.

Sizes of Typical Carnivorous Plants

Venus Flytrap:

Small: typically 1+" across, with several juvenile traps 1/4+". 1-3+ years old. Suitable for a 3" pot.
Medium: typically 1.5-2" across, with several mature traps 1/2". 3-4+ years old. Suitable for a 4" pot.
Large: typically 2.5-3" across, with multiple mature traps 1/2-3/4". 5+ years old. Suitable for a 4-6" pot.
Extra Large: typically 3+" across, with multiple mature traps 3/4+". 6+ years old. Suitable for a 4-8" pot.
There can be differences as described for venus flytraps that are normally small, like Red Garnet, or normally large, like the King Henry or varieties with normal size traps like Typical or very large traps like B-52.

Sarracenia and Darlingtonia

Small: typically 6+" tall, with several juvenile tubes. 1-3+ years old. Suitable for a 3" pot.
Medium: typically 6.5-12" tall, with several mature tubes. 3-4+ years old. Suitable for a 4-6" pot.
Large: typically 6.5 -12+" tall, with multiple mature tubes. 5+ years old. Suitable for a 6-8+" pot.
There can be differences as described for pitchers plants that are normally small, like the parrot pitcher, or normally large, like the Leuco Titans.

Sundews

Small: typically 1/2+" across, with several juvenile traps. 1-3+ years old. Suitable for a 3" pot.
Medium: typically 3/4-1" across, with several mature traps. 3-4+ years old. Suitable for a 4" pot.
Large: typically 2+" across, with multiple mature traps. 5+ years old. Suitable for a 4-6" pot.
There can be differences as described for sundews that are particularly small, like pygmy sundews, or normally large, like the Cape Sundews.

Butterworts

Small: typically 1/2+" across, with several juvenile leaves. 1-3+ years old. Suitable for a 3" pot.
Medium: typically 1/2-1" across, with several mature leaves. 3-4+ years old. Suitable for a 4" pot.
Large: typically 1-3" across, with multiple mature leaves. 5+ years old. Suitable for a 4-6" pot.
There can be differences as described for butterworts that are particularly small, like Pinguicula essariana, or normally large, like P. gigantea.

Cephalotus

Small: typically 3/4+" across, with several juvenile traps 1/8+". 1-3+ years old. Suitable for a 3" pot.
Medium: typically 1-1.5+" across, with several mature traps 1/4-1/2+". 3-4+ years old. Suitable for a 4" pot.
Large: typically 2+" across, with multiple mature traps 3/4-1+". 5+ years old. Suitable for a 4-6" pot.
The Giant Cephalotus's are typically 1.5-2x larger in dimensions.

Heliamphora

Small: typically 3/4+" tall, with several juvenile traps 1/2-1+". 1-3+ years old. Suitable for a 3" pot.
Medium: typically 1-1.5+" tall, with several mature traps 1/4-1/2+". 3-4+ years old. Suitable for a 4" pot.
Large: typically 2+" tall, with multiple mature traps 3/4-1+". 5+ years old. Suitable for a 4-6" pot.
Larger species are typically 1-3x larger in dimensions.

Nepenthes

Small: typically 1.5+" tall or wide, with one or more juvenile traps. 1-3+ years old. Suitable for a 3" pot.
Medium: typically 4+" tall or wide, with one or more juvenile or mature traps. 3-4+ years old. Suitable for a 4" pot.
Large: typically 8+" tall or wide, with multiple mature traps. 5+ years old. Suitable for a 6+" pot.
Larger species are typically 1-3x larger in dimensions.

Bladderworts and Genlisea

Clump: typically about 1" x 1". Enough to start a colony.
Sprig:  for aquatic bladderworts - typically a length about 6+" long, including several nodes and/or branchings. Enough to start a colony.

Bog Orchids 

Small: juveniles, typically 6" tall. 1-3+ years old. Suitable for a 3" pot.
Medium: young flowering plants, typically 6+" tall. 3-4+ years old. Suitable for a 4+" pot.
Large: mature flowering plants, typically 12+" tall. 5+ years old. Suitable for a 6+" pot.
There can be differences as described for bog orchids that are typically small, like Rose Pogonia, or typically larger, like Lady Slippers.

Seeds

Pck12: Pack of 12 seeds.
Pck25: Pack of 25 seeds.
Pck50: Pack of 50 seeds.
Pck100: Pack of 100 seeds.

Soil

Small: 0.5 quarts, 25 cubic inches, 1 pounds, enough for one 4" round pot. (measurements approximate)
Medium: 2.5 quarts, 170 cubic inches, 8 pounds, enough for about five 4" round pots. (measurements approximate)
Bulk Back: 8 quarts, 540 cubic inches, 20 pounds, enough for about twenty 4" round pots. (measurements approximate)
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