Carnivorous Plant Information

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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Growing Tips for Venus Flytraps

Growing Tips for Venus Flytraps

The Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, grows naturally in the pocosins of the Cape Fear River basin in the coastal plains between North and South Carolina. It grows among the grasses in the open sun, where the moist soil is typically a sand/peat mix, often sandier than peaty.
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Growing Tips for Utricularia graminifolia

Growing Tips for Utricularia graminifolia

Utricularia graminifolia is amphibious, growing along the water margins both in and out of the water. It prefers nutrient poor, soft, acidic waters with pH 5.0-6.5, and typically grows in dappled, low light.
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Growing Tips for Temperate Butterworts

Growing Tips for Temperate Butterworts

Temperate Butterworts, Pinguicula, typically grow in damp peaty soils, and benefit from the dappled light provided by accompanying grasses and vegetation. Northern species form winter buds, called hibernacula, which resemble tight little flower heads.
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Growing Tips for Sundews

Growing Tips for Sundews

Most sundews thrive in a standard Carnivorous Plant soil mix, I prefer a recipe heavier on the peat. Some prefer sandier soil and others prefer live Sphagnum Moss. Use mineral-free water and for most sundews, keep the soil very wet.
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Growing Tips for Sarracenia

Growing Tips for Sarracenia

Most American Pitcher Plants grow naturally in the bogs, pocosins and fens of the coastal plains of eastern N. America, from New Foundland to Florida, with greater numbers in the southeast. They typically grow among the sedges in the open sun, where the moist soil is typically a sand/peat mix, usually dominated by sand.
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Growing Tips for Heliamphora

Growing Tips for Heliamphora

Sun Pitchers are challenging CPs to grow because of their need for bright and cool conditions. This is a difficult combination for many growers. Sun Pitchers prefer good air circulation and a light, well-drained, porous soil.
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Growing Tips for Genlisea

Growing Tips for Genlisea

Genlisea are tropical carnivorous plants, that are similar to terrestrial bladderworts, and grow in typical Carnivorous Plant conditions of sunny, very wet, peaty soil, or sandy seeps, all of which are nutrient poor.
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Growing Tips for Cobra Lilies

Growing Tips for Cobra Lilies

Darlingtonia grows in serpentine gravel soils along cold, fast running mountain streams of coastal southern Oregon and northern California, from mountain elevations to sea level (zones 6-9).
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