Carnivorous Plant Information

Propagation

Propagation

Carnivorous Plants can be propagated in a variety of ways including: seeds, vegetative apomixis, leaf budding, stolons, tissue culture and more.
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Pests on Carnivorous Plants

Pests on Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants are typically pest free, but can be bothered by scale, aphids, thrips and a few other pests, that are easily treated.
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Peat Moss

Peat Moss

Peat moss is partially decayed Sphagnum Moss. It is main soil component of bogs, fens and pocosins. It has amazing water holding capacity.
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Overwintering Carnivorous Plants

Overwintering Carnivorous Plants

It's a good idea to provide winter protection for your carnivorous plants. You have put a lot of time, energy and money into your bog garden, and protecting your investment is worthwhile.
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Indoor Lighting

Indoor Lighting

Here are some tips and guidelines for growing carnivorous plants indoors using artificial lighting.
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Growing Tips for Nepenthes

Growing Tips for Nepenthes

Nepenthes (Tropical Pitchers Plants) can be challenging Carnivorous Plants to grow because of their need for consistently bright, humid and warm conditions. This often requires a greenhouse for sustained culture. Tropical Pitcher Plants prefer good air circulation and a light, well-drained, porous soil.
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Fruitfly Culture

Fruitfly Culture

Wingless and Flightless Fruit Flies are excellent food for carnivorous plants. They are easy to culture and easy to feed.
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Feeding and Fertilizing

Feeding and Fertilizing

Carnivorous plants thrive better when they feed on prey. In their habitats of nutrient-poor soils, they derive valuable nutrients (in particular Nitrogen and Potassium) from the digestion of prey, and respond with vigorous growth.
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Dormancy in Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous Plants from temperate zones require a winter rest. This stores energy, reduces change of die off during winter, and is easily accommodated for carnivorous plants.
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Carnivorous Plants from Seeds

Carnivorous Plants from Seeds

Generally speaking, the seeds of Carnivorous Plants are quite small and very slow growing. It takes a typical Venus Flytrap and many other carnivorous plants 3 to 4 years to gain a size of over 2 inches. Because of this, most Carnivorous Plants generally are not practical for those wanting quick results.
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