Carnivorous Plant Information

Growing Tips for Aquatic Bladderworts

Growing Tips for Aquatic Bladderworts

Aquatic Bladderworts, Utricularia, grow in the dark tea colored waters of boggy wetlands worldwide. Here, the water is dark brown and rich in tannins from decaying peat moss, and low in nutrients.
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Growing Tips for Aldrovanda

Growing Tips for Aldrovanda

The Waterwheel Plant, Aldrovanda vesiculosa, is native to the bog pools of Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. It grows submerged in acidic, peaty water that is low in nutrients, but rich in dead leaf litter.
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Genlisea

Genlisea

Corkscrew Plants, Genlisea, are rare, small, semi-aquatic, tropical carnivorous plants, similar to terrestrial bladderworts (Utricularia), but with distinctive and unique subterrarian traps that are often described as "spiraling lobster traps."
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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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hibernaculum of Drosera filiformis

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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Conservation and Protection

Conservation and Protection

Worldwide, there is an ever increasing danger of the reduction and loss of Carnivorous Plants. Most of these threats are from human encroachment upon the habitats of Carnivorous Plants, which are often slow-growing plants.
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Darlingtonia California

Cobra Lilies

Darlingtonia, Cobra Lilies, are native to the northern mountains of California and the Oregon coast. They typically grown in serpentine soils along cold water mountain streams or seeps. It is a perennial, long lived, evergreen with runners producing numerous offshoots, creating dense colonies.
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Cephalotus

Cephalotus

Cephalotus, Australian Pitcher Plants (Cephalotus follicularis), are perennial carnivorous plants with charming, small, hairy, slipper like pitchers that form a rosette of traps. Each trap is actually a modified carnivorous leaf, a pitfall trap, with bottoms filled with digestive fluid.
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