Carnivorous Plant Information

Sundews

Sundews

Sundews, Drosera sp., are truly beautiful Carnivorous Plants. Their green and red leaves are covered with glistening droplets of mucilage that sparkle in the sunlight.
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Sarracenia

Sarracenia

American Pitcher Plants, Sarracenia spp. typically grow in the bogs, pocosins and fens of the coastal plains of the southeastern United States. They grow among the sedges in the open sun, where the moist soil is generally a sand/peat mix, usually dominated by sand. The climate is warm and temperate.
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Roridula

Roridula

Roridula (Flycatcher Bush), are glistening, resin-laden, shrubby perennial carnivorous plants endemic to the South African Cape Provinces. There are only 2 species: Roridula gorgonias and R. dentata.
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Quasi Carnivorous Plants

Quasi Carnivorous Plants

In order for a plant to be considered carnivorous, it must 1) attract prey, 2) capture prey, and 3) digest the prey. Many plants are able to do the first two criteria, but few actually do all three. Some fall into a gray area and are considered quasi or semi carnivorous.
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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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Nepenthes

Nepenthes

Nepenthes, Tropical Pitcher Plants, are climbing carnivorous plants with impressive hanging pitchers that are the largest of any carnivorous plants. They are native to tropical Southeast Asia, and come in many varieties.
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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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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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