General Growing and Care

Growing Tips for Bog Plants

Growing Tips for Bog Plants

Bog Plants grow in the same conditions as carnivorous plants. They typically prefer consistently damp, peaty sandy soil and full to partial sun.
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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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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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Carnivorous Plants from Seeds

Carnivorous Plants from Seed

Our seeds are freshly harvested seasonally, by hand, directly from our plant collection. All seeds are the product of open pollination at the nursery. As a result, seed offspring will often express traits unlike the parent plant, as is the case with all natural offspring. If you're a patient grower the rewards can be great. You never know what unusual or interesting hybrids may arise from open pollination in a collection of plants as diverse as ours! 
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Colin Szesze's Carnivorous Plant Terrarium

Carnivorous Plant Terrariums

Carnivorous Plant Terrarium Care. An open terrarium is a great way to grow carnivorous plants. They keep the moisture and humidity up and allow the plants to have free access to insects.
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Carnivorous Plant Soil Mixes

Carnivorous Plant Soil Mixes

Carnivorous Plants worldwide grow in similar conditions: sunny, moist, peaty soils. You can make your own soil mixes for carnivorous plants.
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Sarracenia x Judith Hindle CP Hybrid

Carnivorous Plant Hybrids

Carnivorous Plant hybrids are crosses between two different species. For example Sarracenia purpurea x Sarracenia flava creates the hybrid Sarracenia catesbaei, common name: Cate's Pitcher Plant. Crosses can occur naturally or artificially, by selecting desired characteristics.
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